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PROCEEDINGS 



OF IHB 



OP 



ANCIENT YORK MASONS 



NORTH CAROLINA, 



A. L. 5854. 



0. H. JORDAN, M. W. GRAND MASTER, Roxboro' 
W. T. BAIN, R. W. GRAND SECRETARY, Raleigh. 



RALEIGH, N. C. 
PRINTED BY WILLIAM C. DOUB— "STAR OFFICE. 




PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 
OF 

ANCIENT YORK MASONS, 

OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



C. H. JORDAN, M. W. GRAND MASTER, Roxboro'. 
W. T. BAIN, R. W. GRAND SECRETARY, Raleigh. 



RALEIGH, N. C. 

PRINTED BY WILL. C. DOUB — " STAR OFFICE." 

1855. 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



GRAND LODGE. 



RALEIGH, N. C, December 4, 1854. 
The Grand Lodge of North Carolina met in the Masonic 
Hall on this Evening, at 7 o'cloek, and was opened in ample 
form by the Most Worshipful Grand Master, after prayer by 
the Rev. Bro. James Reid, Grand Chaplain. 

PRESENT, 
M. W. Clement H. Jordan, Grand Master, 
R. W. William P. Taylor, Dep. " " 

" Peter Adams, " Senior Warden. 

" E. J. Lutterloh, " Junior Warden. P. T. 

" C. W. D. Hutckings " Treasurer. 

" William T. Bain, " Secretary. 

" Thos. J. Utley, Ass't " " 
Broth'r Joseph Green, " Sen. Dea. 

" T. M. Gardner, " Jun. " P. T. 

" James M. Palmer, " Marshall. 

" A. M. Noble, " Sw'd Bearer. 

" Joab Hiatt, " Pursuivant. 

" James S. Terrell, " Tyler. 

Members — Bro, W. F. Collins, P. G. M., Danl. Coleman, P. 
G. J. W., Duncan G. McRea, P. G. J. W., H. W. Dunkley, Gr. 
Lecturer. 

The Grand Master submitted his annual communication, which 
was read, and on motion of the Grand Secretary, it was disposed 
of in the usual manner. 



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Brethren : — If I were to attempt to conceal the emotions that 
arise within me to-night it would be affectation for which I coulct 
offer no adequate excuse. Nor will I burthen you by traiaseen- 
ding the dictates of common propriety and good taste with any 
detail of my unfitness for the arduous an d responsible stations 
in which your partiality has placed me. 

I feel that it is but a poor requital on my part to assure yout 
that I am grateful for the honor conferred on me, for I can re- 
gard it in no other light than as an honor to fill an office once 
filled by such illustrious craftsmen as our Caswells, our Davies,, 
our Taylors and a host of others, whose names I might mention 
with the most profound respect* It is indicative of regard, free- 
ly and voluntarily offered by the great Masonic Family of North, 
Carolina to which, I trust, I never shall feel insensible. 

We should individually and collectively offer up our praises 
to-night to Him who rules and governs us all, for all the mercies 
and blessings we have enjoyed during another year, and especi- 
ally for that guardian care which has brought us» to another 
Grand Lodge communication. 

I humbly trust (and I should be pained to think any thing 
else) each one came to the temple to-night deeply imbued with 
the spirit of brotherly love to aid and assist in the great work 
before us. 

Let Truth, Relief and Brotherly Love be our motto, and fu- 
ture generations will not look on this Grand Communication as 
a blank in the history of our Order. Let each of us wisely con- 
sider and prudently discuss whatever may be deemed essential 
to the prosperity of our cause and the good government of our 
Institution, and we will return to our homes and our kindred 
with the proud satisfaction of knowing that the work committed 
to our care has been happily completed without a single discor- 
dant sound. What a salutary influence would such an example 
have on those who are technically our subordinates ! 

In calling your attention to some of the various duties that 
will necessarily claim a portion of your time and attention, one 
of melancholy interest meets us at the very threshhold of our 
deliberations. 

Since we last met in Grand Lodge, it has pleased Him who 



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commands and -whom all must obey, to remove from amongst us 
«, much beloved Past <jhrand Master. The Hon, Robert Strange 
is no more. Se who presided here with so much honor to him- 
self and profit to you, will never again summons the eraft from 
refreshment to labor* His work is ended, and he has been sum- 
moned to labor, with kis brethren who had preceded him, thro' 
%he dark Valley and shadow of death, in the Great Grand Lodge 
sibove. We grieve for Ms, loss, and heartily sympathise with an 
afflicted family. $n the various stations of life, fraternal as 
Well as civil, which he was called on to fill he has left -a name 
and a refutation tkat any an&Gi^gst us might be proud to emu- 
late* 

ffce past year hfes %em one on which we may look m after 
life without reproach-. It has been a good year, amd much has 
%een accomplished for the good of Masonry, The initiations — 
the materials brought up for a place in this great moral fabric, 
snever were better* Men -of a high-grade of m@ral worth are th<© 
living specimens of our la¥©mrsv 

Dispensations may not fecve foeen as freely -granted <durraig 
*fchis, as in some of $fee f»reoe&ig years. But this furnishes n<® 
Evidence of" $n^r *lleettee in our order, Fewer |>k»oes re- 
gained be supffet W& mm &e4geS;, vmi. and tfeese are IE* 
: ing Hp as fast as %1a® interests tfe fraternity squire, — 
lEecollecting there a&*e ^ninety ^working lodges m. the State, 
and only ®ighty-two *eotHities, Many of which are hut sparsely 
inhabit©!, We can &t { m&& pereeive a sufficient <ea*ase for a di- 
ttninutten in '*the ®&mher of applications for mew lodges. But 
ibrefchtfen, tfee^e is no sufficient grounds of regret in this our* 
mtMi^h insists not in numbers, but m the pure, the elevated 
<dharafcter of those whom we receive. Who would not rather see 
«sie good man, one whose moral worth is felt an# acknowledged 
in the community in which he lives, inducted into our society, 
than to see seven bad ones, or even seven whose characters are 
not above reproach, form a new lodge ? Times of Masonic po- 
pularity are dangerous times and her avenues to the inner cjham.-- 
ber should be guarded with unfaltering diligent Jfpue but 
" the pure in heart should enter there," Masonry }ia^ received 
mgre injury in times of her (so called) prosperity, by four fold, 
than she ever did in the darkest hours she h&§ eyer bad \Q pass, 



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In the discharge of my official duties in regard to the Dispens- 
ing power I have endeavored to act as cautiously as a due re- 
gard for the rights of others would allow. In some instances I 
have differed with well informed brethren as to the meaning of 
" moral character" in our code. I can affix to it no meaning 
when used Masonically separate and apart from its general ac- 
ceptation. Certain am I that in our phraseology it is taken in 
as comprehensive a sense as it is in any other association under 
the sun. Obey the moral law is the stern command of that rit- 
ual, handed down, through successive generations, from our il- 
lustrious founder, from whom nothing less could have been ex- 
pected. 

I have unwaveringly adhered to this test in empowering Ma- 
sons to work and conduct the affairs of a lodge under my sanc- 
tion. But while I have been disinclined to relax, or in the 
smallest degree lose sight of this great beacon light, established 
by the patriarchs of our order, I have as perseveringly tried to 
prevent the introduction of others. Such, for instance, as the 
go called moral questions now so extensively agitating the pub- 
lic mind, and have allowed no declaration for or against them 
to be used as passports to our favor. Inexperienced brethren 
in their zeal to do good are apt to require a little more than is 
required by universally acknowledged Masonic law. It has 
sometimes been a pleasant duty to take such erring brother back 
to first principles and shew him, that in most of these things, 
for more than three thousand years we have stood on a platform 
as elevated in the scale of morality as any of modern date. 

It is the beautiful system of MORALITY, taught in our 
own peculiar allegorical language that has given to Masonry all 
her charms. Divest her of this life-giving principle and her gi- 
gantic form, her beautiful proportions would soon crumble to 
dust, and a world witness the dying throes of an Institution 
whose motto has ever been peace on earth, good will to man. 

Dispensations have been issued since our adjournment for the^ 
formation of new lodges at Reims Creek in Buncombe co., at Mt, 
Airy, Surry co., at Yadkinville, Yadkin co., at Mudlick, Chat- 
ham co., at Beaumont, Chatham co., at Hadleys Mills, Chat- 
ham co., at Buffaloe Ford, Randolph co., at Creechville, John- 



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ston co», at Beatty's Bridge, Bladen co., at Winton, Forsythe 
co., at Patterson's Store, Alamance CO., at Shallow Ford, 
Alamance co. 

These lodges were regularly organised and set to work under 
the instruction of competent brethren, and will doubtless apply 
to the Grand Lodge for charters. Applicants for Dispensations 
should understand the law in such cases. Much trouble and loss 
of time might be saved by properly understanding what is requi- 
red of them: there must be " at least seven Worthy Master Ma- 
sons, known and recommended by a lodge nearest their resi- 
dence." It is not sufficient that they should be Master Masons 
only, but they must be " Worthy Master Masons." This fact 
must be undeniable or the lodge recommending is guilty of infi- 
delity to the constitution, and of fraud upon the craft. The 
Constitution says they must know them. How know them ? — 
Know them to be Worthy Master Masons. What, it may be 
enquired, constitutes a Worthy Master Mason ? The answer to 
this enquiry merits our serious attention, and comprehends all 
that is contained in that solemn injunction, preserve the reputa- 
tion of the fraternity unsullied. 

Petitioners frequently conclude the recommendation of a lodge 
is all that is required. This is unquestionably a mistake, the 
same wisdom, the same prudence, that requires a candidate for 
the misteries of Freemasonry to obtain admittance into the near- 
est lodge, requires petitioners to obtain the recommendation of 
the nearest lodge to them. The reason is obvious, too obvious 
to need explanation. 

Pee Dee Lodge, No. 150, chartered at our last communica- 
tion in Albemarle, Stanly county, has been removed by Dispen- 
sation to Norwood's Store, in the same County. It was urg- 
ed by the brethren there as essential to her perpetuity that the 
removal should take place. The object was duly effected, and 
it is hoped her future usefulness may never meet with a disturb- 
ing cause. 

It is much to be regretted that a regulation of the Grand 
Lodge requiring subordinate lodges in their annual returns to 
state the time of their regular communications has hitherto been 
so little regarded. Only about one third of the lodges in their 



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last returns complied with this request. The additional labor 
imposed by this regulation of the Grand Lodge, on secretaries 
of subordinate lodges is very inconsiderable. While to officers 
of the Grand Lodge, as well as to brethren visiting distant por- 
tions of the State, it might prove to be of material advantage. 
It is hoped, if there should beany returns to this communication 
that are defective in this particular, brethren representing such 
lodge will amend the returns. 

Another practice in making out returns prevails to some ex- 
tent that needs correction. I allude to the custom of some lod- 
ges of making out their list of officers, and thed enrolling them 
in frequent instances to be counted twice, and thereby leading 
to errors in our computations. 

Another subject connected with my official duties and one that 
caused no little embarrassment, is that of the three G. Lectur- 
ers provided for at our last annual communication. The Grand 
Master was required first to appoint two, one for the Eastern 
and one for the Western portion of the State. Subsequently a 
third was provided for, who was allowed to visit such lodges in 
any portion of the State as might solicit his instruction. The 
first appointment was given to bro. Cherry, the second to bro. 
Blackmer and the third to bro. Dunkley. The two first named 
brethren resigned soon after the adjournment of the Grand 
Lodge. Feeling desirous of carrying out the wishes of your body, 
a protracted correspondence was kept up for months with 
well informed brethren in both sections of the State, with a view 
to fill the vacancies, which I was unable to do, and finally after 
much labor and anxiety, had to abandon it altogether. 

Bro. Dunkley has supplied a goodly number of lodges and 
presents a flattering account of the order wherever he has been. 
His report is contained in the accompanying documents. 

It is hoped the Grand Lodge will revise her policy in regard 
to this appointment. Every well informed Mason in the State 
with whom I have had any interchange of opinion concurs in the 
belief that one Lecturer who devotes his time to the work, will not 
probably receive, in any one year, more calls than he could at 
tend. Any thing short of employment enough to engage his 
whole attention and occupy all his time, is not likely to induce- 



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competent men to engage in the undertaking* In a majority of 
instances the Grand Master derives all the knowledge he may 
have of the qualifications of individuals for the office of Grand 
Lecturer from the members of the Grand Lodge, and it is believ- 
ed the appointment might be better and more satisfactorily made 
immediately by that body. 

It is believed a portion of the time of the Grand Lodge might be 
profitably employed in revising our Constitution and By-Laws. 
The former was adopted at a period in our history when self go- 
vernment was less understood, and in the spirit of all society of 
the day too much was given into the hands of the few. Under 
this view of the subject fewer specifications and checks to pow- 
er were necessary than now. It is thought it might be made to 
harmonize more with the genius of American society, and not at 
all impair, but rather enhance its value as a Masonic document. 
If this position is true it surely ought to claim a portion of your 
attention at an early period in your deliberations* 

Our By-Laws need that kind of emendation, at least, that 
may be necessary to engraft some essential regulations passed 
Bince their adoption into the general code. A careful and pru- 
dent analysis will doubtless point out others. 

Another subject of vital importance to us will also receive 
your calm and undivided attention. St. John's College has, as 
many of you are aware, had a place for fourteen or fifteen years 
in every annual address, and more than as many special reports 
and yet we have made but little progress in this important en« 
terprise ; are still in full view of the starting point ; having ac- 
complished nothing in the great educational purposes in which 
we profess to be engaged. Several Masonic Colleges, since we 
began to write and to talk about ours, have been projected, and 
completed, and are now on the flood tide to prosperity, bearing 
an enviable part in the glorious improvement of man's civiliza- 
tion. Brethren, we must now move forward, or public confi- 
dence will be lost to our scheme. Will you now decide for, or 
against the College ? Upon your action at this Communication, 
in my opinion, depends its fate. One of two things must be 
done. We must either advance, must do something more tan- 
gible, more like working men, or this project new so long en- 



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deared to us all, will receive a shock from which it will be ex- 
ceedingly difficult to recover. Brethren, an inquiry of serious 
import presents itself to our contemplation here. Are the poor, 
the destitute orphans amongst us to be abandoned ? Are they 
to be given up to ignorance, superstition and crime, or will we 
fulfil our oft repeated engagements, and elevate them from the 
common haunts of vice and degradation to useful and honorable 
positions in society ? Depend on it, if we adjourn without do- 
ing more than has ever been done, without convincing a despair- 
ing public that we are in earnest, many a promising boy, ma- 
ny a widowed mother will turn from our too frequently repeat- 
ed professions of charity, with aching and desponding hearts. 

Entertaining, as I sincerely do, the belief that a failure this 
winter to authorize the opening of our school will, in a very 
great degree, prove disastrous to our prospects, I earnestly 
recommend to your attentive consideration the propriety of 
commencing our school on some plan ; such an one as after ma- 
ture reflection you may think most advisable. We have a suit- 
able lot, sufficiently improved to commence and carry on a school 
of very high grade, and a number of educated men ready to en- 
gage in the work of teaching and rearing up a school on the ve- 
ry grounds hereafter to be occupied by St. John's College. 

Finding ourselves unable to enter the lists of literary institu- 
tions adorned with all the paraphernalia of the oldest and best 
Colleges in the land is no disparagement to our undertaking. 
We may commence agreeably to our means and increase as they 
increase. Nor can I perceive anything in a course like this to 
mar or hinder in the slightest degree any future prospects of an 
institution intended to rank with the foremost in the land. On 
the contrary there is much to foster and keep alive that spirit 
that may ultimately lead to the most extended usefulness. 

It is a matter much to be regretted that our order in the State 
of New York is still disturbed, and I might add, almost destroy- 
ed by those internal feuds and dissensions about which we have 
already said and written so much. So much indeed has been 
written and said by the officers and other appropriate agents, 
not only of this but of almost every other Grand Lodge in the 
United States, and with so little encouragement, that I am at a 



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loss for anything to recommend on a subject in which we are 
all vitally concerned. One thing, however, I am satisfied of, 
and that is, that the Grand Lodge will pursue such course in re-\ 
lation to the unpleasant controversy as its importance demands 
at their hands. 

Another subject of vast importance to the fraternity in North 
Carolina, might, I am sure, claim, with great propriety, a por- 
tion of your time and attention during our present deliberations. 
No history of our order in the State is any where to be found. 
It is a subject on which the pen of a gifted historian might be 
employed with honor to himself and profit to the craft. There 
are many things connected with our institution since its organi- 
zation that would prove interesting to us who are but feebly il- 
luminated in our attempts to pursue the dubious paths of our 
own past history. Even the records of the Grand Lodge are 
imperfect, and the time for their restoration is fast ebbing away. 
Most if not all these by proper diligence might be rescued from 
total loss and safely deposited in the archives of the Lodge. 

In bringing this address to a close I can but regret my inabil- 
ity to have visited a greater number of lodges than it has been 
in my power to do. It was my intention when 1 was elected to 
have devoted a portion of the Spring and Fall to visiting and 
communing with my brethren in their respective lodges, but cir- 
cumstances over which I had no control, have prevented it. A 
violent epidemic broke out in our region of country early in the 
Spring, and continued in the Fall until it was too late to commence 
the work. Those lodges, however, which I have had the plea- 
sure of visiting, I found prosperous, working well and increas- 
ing in numbers. 

We have been officially advised of the melancholy bereave- 
ment of our sister Grand Lodge of Virginia in the death of her 
Grand Master, Edmund Pendleton Hunter, who was an intelli- 
gent Mason, and in the language of the D. G. Master, was beloved 
by all who knew him, and those who knew him best loved him 
most. 

The relations I have sustained this year have been pleasant to 
me; I hope it has not been otherwise to you. If I have done 
anything wrong, and I doubtless have, that error has been an 
error of the head, not the work of the heart. 



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During the year I have been gratified beyond any power of 
mine to express, at the orderly moral deportment of our frater* 
nity: while I have read addresses and reports from other juris* 
dictions of the arrest of charters, &c, on account of the immor- 
al conduct of members, it has been a pleasing reflection to know 
that no such necessity has existed in the jurisdiction over which 
it has been my good fortune to preside. 

Finally, brethren, let each of us endeavor to preserve unsul- 
lied our own reputations, and the reputation of the order, that 
we may be prepared) when summoned by the Great Grand Mas* 
ter above, to enter on that endless Work prepared for us all. 

Bros. John H. Drake, A. M. Noble and Joab Hiatt, were ap- 
pointed the Gommittee on Credentials) who, after a careful ex» 
©mination of those submitted to them, reported that the follow- 
ing Lodges were duly represented : 

St. John's Lodge, No. 1 — E. J. Lutterloh, T. M. Gardner, 
g " " " No. 3— S. W> Chadwick and Geo. Green. 

Chalmers, No. 4 — E. B. King. 

Whitesville, No. 5 — Alfred Smith, 

Mt. Carmel, No. 6 — E. J. Lutterloh. 

Phoenix, No. 8— W. J. Yates. 

Johnson Caswell, No. 10 — P. J. Turnbull, H. J. Macon* 
Scotch Ireland, No. 11— J. G. Ramsay. 
White Stone, No. 12— B. T. Strickland, W. H. Hood, J. M» 
Taylor. 

Rolesville, No. 14— J. M. Fleming, J. M. Terrell, W. D. 
Jones. 

American George, No. 17— F> M. Capehart. 
Mt. Pleasant, No. 20— Willis S. Thompson, S. J. Allen, R» 
L. Allen. 

Concord, No. 58— H. T. Olark) John F. Speight. 
Perseverance No. 59— -H* A. Gilliam. 
Kilwinning, No. 64 — Wm. K. Blake. 
Eagle, No. 71— J. Wolfe, J. M. Palmer and J. C. Turner. 
Golden Fleece, No 74— John A. Graves. 
Greensboro,' No. 76— J. A* Houston, J» F. Howlet, W. R. 
tJnthank. 

Charity, No. 79— P. H. Winston, Jr. 



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Zion, No. 81— W. F. Huggins. 

Mt. Moriah, No. 82—0. Gillespie and R. P. Campbell. 
Fellowship, No. 84— J. C. Codner. 

Morning Star, No. 85— J. H. Drake, J. J. Q. Taylor and C. 
Joyner. 

Enfield, No. 88— M. L. Wiggins. 

Skewarke, No. 90— W. T. Bain. 

Joseph Warren, No. 92 — Wm. R. Dupree. 

Jerusalem, No. 95 — J. H. Coward. 

St. John's, No. 96— Wm. Sutton. 

Wake Forest, No. 97— J. S. Ray, J. B. Lassiter. 

Hiram, No. 98 — A. B. Chesnut, Wm. H. Herring. 

Fulton, No. 99— A. H. Caldwell. 

Catawba Valley No. 100— W. F. McKesson. 

Warren, No. 101 — H. Grimes. 

Columbus, No. 102 — E. B. King and J. S. McLannahan. 
Perquimons, No. 106 — F. M. Capehart. 1 
Belmont, No. 108— D. B. Newton. 
Wentworth, No. Ill— Jas. Reid, N. F. Reid. 
Wayne, No. 112— Saml. Loftin. 
Person, No. 113 — D. E. Jordan. 

Holly Springs, No. 115 — J. Rodgers, D. H. Stephenson, A. 
Woodard. 

Germanton, No. 116— J. F. Hill, Caleb Hill. 
Palestine, No. 120— A. H. Caldwell. 

Franklinton, No. 123 — L. A. Jeffreys, J. L. Farmer and S. 
D. Williams. 

Clinton, No. 124— A. M. Noble, J. H. Yarborough. 

Mill Creek, No. 125— W. H. Bryan. 

Mt. Herman, No. 118— Z, B. Vance. 

Blackmer, No. 127 — S. H. Christian. 

Dan River, No. 129— Wm. T. Bain. 

Radiance, No. 132 — D. A. Sugg, Elias Corr. 

Alamance, No. 133 — P. A. Holt. 

Mocksville, No. 134 — Jo. B. Jones. 

Black Rock, No. 135 — Joseph Green. 

Carolina, No. 141— Wm. K. Blake. 

Cane Creek, No. 142— N. Stout, J. N. Stout. 



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Mt. Vernon, No. 143— Wm. H. Brooks. 

Junaluska, No. 145. — Wm. K. Blake. 

Palmyra, No. 147 — N. S. Stewart, S. C. Searls. 

Wilson, No. 148— J. M. Love. 

Adoniram, No. 149 — J. S. Overby and L. B. Stone. 

Hiram, No. 40 — C. W. D. Hutchings, A. Johnson. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

Stokes, No. 32— D. Coleman, E. R. Gibson. 

Sunsbury, No. 126— M. H. Eure. 

Lafayette, No. 83— E. W. Fonville. 

Clinton, No. 107 — John A. Graves. 

Franklin, No. 109— M. F. Arendel. 

Mount Energy, No. 140 — B. F. Bullock, M. Leroy Smith 
and John D. Bullock, proxy. 

Taylor, No. 144 — Isaac N. Mann, W. M., Horace Horton, 
S. W. 

W. R. Davie, No. 119.— Coleman and Gibboh. 

J. H. DRAKE, 
A. M. NOBLE, 
JOAB HIATT, 
Bros. Wm. P. Taylor, John H. Drake and Rev. James Reid 
were appointed the Committee on charters and dispensations. 

Bros. E. J. Lutterloh, E. R. Gibson and J. H. Yarborough 
were appointed, the Committee on Grand Treasurer's accounts. 

The Grand Treasurer submitted his report, which was read 
and adopted, with the Committees, report on that subject. 

The Committee on Grand Treasurer's accounts beg leave to 
report that they have examined the same, and find them correct. 
Below is a copy which explains itself. 
Respectfully submitted. 

E. J. LUTTERLOH, ) 

E. R. GIBSON, V Committee. 

J. H. YARBOROUGH, j 

C. W. D. Hutchings, Grand Treasurer, in account with the 

Grand Lodge of North Carolina, 
1853. 

Dec. 7th. To Cash balance in hand to date as. 

per settlement with Committee, $ 908 76 



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1854. 

Pec. 4th. To amnt. cash received from the 
Grand Secretary from Dec. 7th 
1853 to Dec. 4th, 1854, 1,352 50 



Whole Amount, $2,261 26 

Cr. by Disbursements, as follows : 
1853. 

Dec. 20. By cash paid William C. Doub, $ 6 75 
" " Seaton Gales, 5 00 

• " Grand Secretary, 150 00 
" " Mary White, 2 75 

" " Earp & Murrell 20 00 
« " James S. Terrell 33 38 

1854. 

March 13. " " William C. Doub, 225 00 
May 3. " " Z. M. Paschall, 
Treasurer of the Board of 
Trustees of St. John's Col- 
lege, per resolution of the 
last Grand Lodge, 1200 00 

Cash paid W. W. Holden, 3 00 
« " P. F. Pescud, 12 00 
" " Taxes on Building, 5 00 
- " " W. J. Lougee, 27 99 
" " Peck & Belvin 3 25 

July 10. " " W. L. Pomeroy, 7 00 
Dec. 4th. By 5 per cent, commissions on 

$1,352 50, 67 62 

" Balance cash in hand, 492 32 $2,261 26 
Respectfully submitted. 

C. W. D. HUTCHINGS, €h. Secretary. 
The Grand Secretary's Report was read and received, and 
referred to a Committee consisting of Bro. N. F. Reid, E. B. 
King and Joseph Green. 

Raleigh, Dec. 4th, 1854. 
To the M. W. Grand Lodge of North Carolina: 

In conformity with a standing Resolution, I now respectfully 
submit this, my annual report, and in doing so, I have to inform 



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yon that nothing of much importance has occurred in my de* 
partment since your last communication. 

On application to Bro. Robert S. French the Chairman of 
the Committee on Foreign Correspondence, he very promptly 
transmitted a copy of his report on that subject, which I have 
had printed in pamphlet form for the use of the Grand Lodge, 
and it is at hand for your perusal. 

It is with much pleasure that I again inform the Grand Lodge 
of the promptness which the subordinate Lodges, (with a few 
exceptions,) have met the payment of their annual stipends. 

I have received and paid to bro. C. W. D. Hutchings, the 
Grand Treasurer, the sum of $1,352 50 for which he has given 
his receipt. 

I have also received for St. John's College the sums below, 
for which bro. Z. M. Paschall, the Treasurer, hag given his 
receipt. 

Perseverance Lodge, No. 59, $100 
Wake Forest " " 97, 25 

$125 

The resolution directing me to purchase a press to affix the 
Seal of the Grand Lodge to the papers and documents issued 
thereupon, has been duly complied with, and I have an order 
on the Grand Treasurer for the cost of the same. 

12 Lodges have been established by dispensation during the 
present year, and they will doubtless petition for and receive 
Charters during your present communication. 

The printing and publishing committee were directed to have 
1000 copies of the last proceedings printed, which has been 
executed accordingly, and I have transmitted copies to each 
subordinate Lodge, to the Grand Lodges in the several States 
and Territories, where those bodies exist, (and with a few ex- 
ceptions,) not knowing their residence, to the members of the 
Board of Trustees of St. John's College. 

Eight Lodges were chartered during the last communication, 
their names and location will be found on page 42, of last pro- 
ceedings. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM T. BAIN, G. S. 



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The Grand Lecturer submitted his report, which was read 
and adopted. 

Most Worshipful 0. H. Jordan, Cfrand Master of the Grrand 
Lodge of Masons of North Carolina : 

Having had the honor to receive at your hands, the appoint- 
ment of Grand Lecturer, for the State of North Carolina, it 
becomes my duty, at the close of the Masonic year, to render to 
you, and through you, to the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, an 
account of my proceedings. 

I have had the pleasure during the year, of instructing the 
following Lodges, viz : Mount Pleasant No. 20, Knapp of Reeds 
No. — , Hiram No. 40, Greensboro' No. 76, Wake Forest No. 
97, Holly Springs No. 115, Tuscarora No. 122, Franklinton No. 
123, Alamance No. 133, Mount Energy No. 140, Adoniram 
No. 149. 

I have also visited the following Lodges, viz : Nos. 99, 119, 
121, 124. 

My intercourse with the Lodges has been limited, much more 
so than I could have wished, but I have attended to every call 
made for my services, and have found among the Brethren gen- 
erally, an ardent desire for the prosperity of the Order, and 
have been gratified by their kind and brotherly treatment, as 
well as the attention they have given my instructions, and the 
eagerness with which they have received, "More Light." 

So far as my observation has extended, the Order seems to 
be in a prosperous condition in the State ; many of the Lodges 
are providing themselves with neat and comfortable Halls, in 
which to hold their meetings ; Masonic schools are being estab- 
lished; and our time-honored Institution is making sure and 
rapid progress, among " Good men and True," diffusing its 
principles, extending its benefits, enlarging its sphere of useful- 
ness, and exemplifying to the world, that among good Masons 
there exists a comely order, 

Which nothing earthly gives or can destroy, 
The soul's calm sunshine and a heartfelt joy. 

Submitted — most respectfully and fraternally, 

HENRY W. DUNKLEY, G. L. 
Raleigh, Dec. 4th, A. L. 5854. 
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A protest from Phoenix Lodge No. 8, Fayetteville, was read, 
which, on motion, was laid upon the table. 

On motion, ordered that all transient Brethren, ©f good 
standing, who may be in this city, be respectfully invited to at- 
tend the meetings of this Grand Communication. 

Bros. William K. Blake, H. J. Macon, and Jos. A. Houston, 

were appointed the committee on the Grand Maslfcr's Commu- 
nication. 

Called off until to-morrow evening, Tuesday, at 3 o'clock. 



Tuesday, Bee. 5, 1854. 1 
3 O'clock, P. M. j 

The Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor. 

The Grand Officers in their seats. 

A large representation present. 

Bro. W. I. Yates was allowed to withdraw the protest from 
Phoenix Lodge No. 8, Fayetteville. 

Bro. W. I. Yates offered the following resolutions, which were 
received and referred to the committee on Propositions and 
Grievances r 

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Grand Lodge, that 
each subordinate Lodge should be numbered according to age. 

Resolved, That the whole subject be referred to the committee 
on Propositions and Grievances, whose duty it shall be to report 
thereon at the present session. 

Bro. A. M. Noble offered the following resolution, which 
was read and rejected : 

Resolved, That the Grand Lecturer or Lecturers in this State 
shall reside within the limits of this Grand Lodge, and hold 
membership in a subordinate Lodge under its jurisdiction. 

Bro. William K. Blake, from the committee on the Grand 
Master's Communication, made the following report, which was 
adopted : 



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To the Worshipful Grrand Lodge of North Carolina : . 

Your committee, to whom was referred the address of the 
Grand Master and the several subjects therein embraced, have 
attended to the duties assigned them, and respectfully report : 

It is with much of pleasure and pride that your committee 
learn from the address under consideration, the healthful and 
prosperous, condition of Masonry within the jurisdiction of this 
Grand Lodge ; and while they gratefully acknowledge the faith- 
ful oversight exercised by our esteemed Grand Master, during 
the past Masonic year, they most cordially endorse and earn- 
estly recommend to the consideration of the brethren, the wise 
and prudential counsels and suggestions embodied in his report. 

There are, however, certain subjects embraced in our Grand 
Master's address which we deem worthy of special consideration, 
and to which we would respectfully call the attention of the 
Grand Lodge. 

Your committee heartily respond to the deep sorrow ex- 
pressed upon the announcement of the decease of our highly 
esteemed Past Grand Master, Hon. Robert Strange, and recom- 
mend that a special committee of three be appointed, with in- 
structions to report suitable resolutions expressive of the high 
appreciation by this Grand Lodge of the eminent virtues and 
services of the deceased, and of its unaffected sympathy with 
his bereaved family and friends. It is further recommended, 
that the enumeration of dispensations, issued during the past 
year, for the formation of new Lodges, together with the re- 
marks relating to the qualifications of petitioners, be referred to 
the committee on dispensations. 

On the subject of " Irregularity in the Returns in Subordi- 
nate Lodges," your committee deem the negligence on the part 
of so many Lodges as highly reprehensible, and we recommend 
that the subject be referred to a special attention of the com- 
mittee on Propositions and Grievances. 

The committee are impressed with the justice and importance 
of the remarks of our Grand Master, in reference to a revision 
of the Constitution and Bye-Laws of this Grand Lodge, and 
recommend that the subject be referred to a special committee 
of three, to report at the next session of this Grand Lodge. 



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The attention of your committee has been specially directed 
to the urgent recommendation of the Grand Master, that prompt 
and efficient action be taken for the relief of St. John's College, 
and in view of the magnitude and importance of this enterprise, 
we recommend that all matters appertaining to the College, be 
referred to a special committee of five. 

In reference to the difficulties existing among the Craft in 
New York, we recommend that the subject be referred to a spe- 
cial committee of three. , 

We recommend that that part of the address which refers to 
the appointment by the Grand Lodge, instead of by the Grand 
Master of one or more Grand Lecturers, be referred to the 
same committee recommended in this report to revise the Con- 
stitution and Bye-Laws of the Grand Lodge. 

Your committee being favorably impressed with the utility of 
arranging a digest of the Laws and Resolutions of the Grand 
Lodge now in force ; also of the propriety of employing some suit- 
able person or persons to prepare an historical sketch of the Order 
in this State, under the administration of the successive Grand 
Masters, since its organization to the present time, would re- 
commend that these subject matters be referred to a special com- 
mittee of three. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM K. BLAKE, ) 

H. I. MACON, \Com. 

JOS. A. HOUSTON, J 

The following committees were appointed : 

On Propositions and Grievances — Bros. Z. M. Pascal, H. L 
Macon and Z. B. Vance. 

On Education — Bros. Jas.^Reed, Dr. I. G. Ramsay and F. M. 
Capehart. 

On the Death of P. Cr. M., Robert Strange—Bros. William 
K. Blake, J. F. Howlett and M. H. Eure. 

On Bevison of the Constitution and By-Laws — Bros. Jas. A. 
Jeffreys, John A. Graves, A. B. Chesnut and James Reed. 

On Saint Johns College — Bros. W. K. Blake, Danl. Coleman, 
L. C. Taylor, T. M. Gardner and R. W. Lassiter. 



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On Historical Sketches— Bros. Jas. Banks of Fayetteville, 
Luke Blackmail, Dr. Wm. G* Hill, A. H. Caldwell, R. S. French, 
P. W. Fanning and Daniel Coleman. % 

On Returns and Communications from Subordinate Lodges — ■ 
Bros. Holt, Love and A. M. Noble. 

On Accounts and Claims against the Grand Lodge.— Bros* 
McLennahan, Palmer and C. W. D. Hutchings* 

Bro* P. L Turnbull appointed Bro. T. L Judkins his proxy 
for Johnson Caswell Lodge, No. 1Q. 

Bro. Z. M. Paschall was appointed proxy for L R. Fuller, for 
Tuscarora Lodge, No. 122. 

Bro. Joseph Taylor was appointed proxy for W. H. Hood 
and B. Strickland, for White Stone Lodge, No. 12. 

Bro. D. W. Stephenson was appointed proxy for Isaac Hun- 
ter, S. W., of Holly Spring Lodge, No. 115. 

Called off until this evening at 7 o'clock* 



7 o'clock, P. 1VL 
The Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor. 
The Grand Officers in their seats. 
A large representation present. 

Members.— Bros. A. T. Jerkins, P. G. M,, Rev. S. F. 
•Speight, P. G. Chaplain* 

Bro. R. W, Lassiter, from the Board of Trustees of Saint 
John's College, made the following report, which was received 
■and referred to the committee on Saint John's College : 
To the Most W r*shipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

In obedience to a resolution of the Grand Lodge, calling upon 
the Trustees of St. John's College, to make an annual report of 
their acts and proceedings in reference to the College, the fol- 
lowing is submitted, as containing the sentiment and feeling of 
the Board, as well as the principal acts which have been done 
by them. Soon after the close of the last Grand Lodge, the 
Board of Trustees met and continued in session for several days, 
and have held frequent meetings since that time, deliberating 
upon important measures appertaining to the interest of the 



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College ; and though unaided by the counsel and wisdom of the 
Trustees who resided beyond the immediate vicinity of Oxford, 
the Board have endeavored, by constant and faithful attention 
to every subject of interest to the f College, to adopt those mea- 
sures which would most likely accomplish the best results for 
the promotion of the great end — the speedy erection of the 
College building. And the plans adopted by the Board, are 
now laid before this Worshipful Grand Lodge, with the hope 
that they may meet the approbation and command the hearty 
co-operation and support of every good and true Mason in the 
State. Necessity required the Board to give immediate atten- 
tion to the payment of the balance of the purchase money for 
the College situation; which has been done, and the Board of 
Trustees have now a good title to the property, which is valua- 
ble on many accounts, and free from debt and incumbrance. 
Much has been done to push forward this great and benevolent 
enterprise, since the meeting of the Grand Lodge, and much 
more would have been done, could the Board have supplied 
agents for the eastern and western portions of the State, to fill 
the vacancies created by the resignation of Bros. Cherry and 
Blackmer, from whose services the Board had calculated upon 
much being done, during the past Masonic year, to aid the Trus- 
tees in advancing this great work. Being thus disappointed, 
the Board had no means of procuring agents for those sections, 
from whence much aid is expected. After some delay, and 
much time had passed by, which should have been improved and 
made available by active agents, the Board were fortunate in 
obtaining the services of Bro. B. C. Maynard, of Franklinton, 
who accepted the agency and devised his own plans of opera- 
tion, which are original, and have been attended with success 
beyond the expectation of the Board of Trustees ; and in our 
judgment, with the co-operation of the Masons throughout the 
State, he will be able to do much more than has already been 
done. But it is a matter of deep regret, that the most serious 
opposition our agent has met with, has been from a few Masons 
in North Carolina. 

For the past year, our agent has had many causes of depres- 
sion and embarrassment, in all of which the Board of Trustees 



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liave given him their profoundest sympathy, and now tender to 
him our grateful acknowledgments for his services. And we , 
ask the Grand Lodge to permit his report to be published in 
connection with this report now submitted by the Board of Trus- 
tees. The Board of Trustees are satisfied the College building 
will soon be commenced, and at no distant day be completed, 
though the length of time must depend, in a great measure, upon 
the promptness with which the fraternity will act, both in pay- 
ing up old subscriptions, and by making contributions upon a 
-scale of liberality corresponding to that contemplated by St. 
John's College, which, if successful, will be useful in dispensing 
as much charity in education as any institution of the present 
age. The plan of education is as follows : That one hundred 
students shall be maintained and educated in the institution, free 
from any charge for board and tuition, perpetually ; and that 
the said pupils will be selected by the Board, in such numbers 
as their means from time to time may justify. But it is under- 
stood that each Lodge of this State may select one pupil to be 
maintained and educated upon the terms aforesaid, upon the 
payment of one thousand dollars into the Treasury of the Board, 
or to a legally constituted agent of the Board. ' 

By a resolution of the last Grand Lodge, the Board of Trus- 
tees are required to report the most feasible plan for raising the 
necessary funds for the College. In the opinion of the Board 
of Trustees, more can be accomplished by good agents than by 
any other means. 

The following statement shows the condition of the Finances 
of the College : 

Cash paid for College Lands at Oxford, $4,500 00 

" in hands of Dr. Z. M. Paschall, 1,239 22 

Amount of subscriptions unpaid, 17,519 00 

" clue for rent of College, 1854, 140 00 



$23,398 2: 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

ROBERT W. LASSITER, 

President of the Board of Trustees of 
St. Johns College. 



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The committee on Foreign Correspondence made the follow- 
ing report, which was received and adopted ; and on motion of 
Bro. W. K. Blake, a special committee of three was appointed 
to take into consideration the difficulties existing in the Order 
in the State of New York, 
To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge 

of the State of Worth Carolina I 

The Right Worshipful Grand Secretary, with his usual prompt- 
ness in the faithful discharge of the duties of his office, has laid 
before your committee the proceedings of the following 
Grand Lodges: Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas, Iowa, 
Wisconsin, Michigan, Connecticut, Ohio, Vermont, Oregon, 
Rhode Island, New York, Indiana, Deleware, Virginia, Ken- 
tucky, Illinois, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Tennessee, 
Louisiana, Arkansas, Maryland, Florida;, Alabama, District of 
Columbia, California, New Hampshire, Georgia, New Jersey, 
Minnesota. 

Among so many and voluminous proceedings, many of which 
are full of interest to the lover of the order, your Committee have 
turned with especial interest and pleasure to those of the Most 
Worshipful Grand Lodge of Minnesota, who now for the first 
time takes her high position among the Grand Lodges, That 
she is " worthy and well qualified " and will maintain that high 
position, your Committee find a full guaranty in the harmony 
and charity which pervade all her ranks. In accordance with 
resolutions adopted by the Lodges of the Territory, Delegates* 
from three Lodges met at St. Pauls on the 23d February, 1853, 
a constitution, rules and resolutions were adopted; Brother A, 
E. Ames was elected Most Worshipful Grand Master. In the 
name of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina, 
your Committee present her most cordial salutations to our 
youngest sister. 

The difficulties which have so long opposed the peace and 
prosperity of Masonry in New York, so far from being removed, 
are continually increasing. The confused condition of Masonry 
in New York, so much to be deplored, has been so fully and 
repeatedly brought to the notice of this Grand Lodge, that your 
Committee deem that little of interest and nothing of good can 



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be effected by dilating upon it now. It Would be but reiterating 
our own shame to declare over again the state of confusion 
which runs riot there, and they beg in sadness to be discharged 
from any further consideration of the matter, with the expres- 
sion of most sincere regret that they cannot congratulate our 
brethren of that jurisdiction, this Most Worshipful Grand Lodge., 
and Masonry throughout the world, that there is any immediate 
prospect of restoration to order ; yet your Committee feel call- 
ed upon, on account of the high consideration entertained by 
this Grand Lodge for the Grand Lodge of the State of New 
York, of which Most Worshipful Reuben H. Walworth is Grand 
Master, to lay before you the following communication : 

New York, March 16, A. L. 5854. 
To the E. Worshipful Wm. T. Bain, Grand Secretary of the M. W. Grand 

Lodge of F. and A. Masons of the State of North Carolina: 
Dear Sir and Brother : 

The great difficulties under which it has been the misfortune of our 
Grand Lodge to labor, for the past few years, in consequence of unwarrant- 
able interferences with our jurisdictional rights, induced our Grand Body* 
at its last general convocation, to adopt the preamble and resolutions which 
are hereto appended, and to appoint a special committee, consisting of the 
undersigned, to see their behests carried into effect* 

In pursuance of the resolutions,, you are now addressed, and are respect- 
fully requested to place the matter before your Grand Lodge, for such ac- 
tion as it shall deem proper and right. 

Your Committee earnestly hope that the result of the deliberations of 
your Grand Lodge, will be favorable to the views expressed in the first 
resolution inclosed, and that any disregard of your and our territorial rights f 
will be promptly punished by the infliction of the high Masonic penalty of 
non-communication upon the offending body. 

You will please communicate the action of your Grand Lodge to Brother 
R. D. Holmes, Chairman of the Committee. 

With high respect and consideration, 

"We are fraternally yours, 

ROBERT D. HOLMES, ) 
ETIENNE M.TLLON, [ Committee, 
WILLIAM R. STAFFORD, J ' 

" Grand Lodge of the State of New York, \ 
Saturday, June Utii, 5853. j 
W. Brother Holmes offered the following preambles and resolutions which 
were read and adopted '« 

" Whereas, It has long been a cause of great regret to all good Masons in 
the several Masonic jurisdictions of the United States, but now especially 
to those residing within the territory governed by this Grand Lodge, that 
a foreign sister Grand Lodge should have deemed it proper to issue a war- 
rant for the organization of a subordinate Lodge in this city; 



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" Asb -whereas, This Grand Lodge does not desire to give an expression 
of its sentiments with reference to the motives which dictated the act of the 
sister Grand Lodge referred to, but yet deems it necessary and right that 
measures of a stringent character should be taken to preserve inviolate the 
absolute and sole control of each Grand Lodge in these United States, 
without any interference, whether of a foreign or domestic kind, with its 
generally accorded and proper jurisdiction; 

" Therefore, Resolved, That it is just and proper that an expression of the 
sentiments of our sister Grand Lodges in these States with reference to this 
important question, should be obtained, which shall be couched in temper- 
ate, yet in firm language, declaring that any such interference with any 
one of our Grand Lodges, by a foreign or domestic sister Grand Lodge, 
shall be deemed an interference unjust and unwarrantable in its character, 
and shall act as a suspension of all Masonic intercourse between ail the 
Grand Lodges in these United States, and the sister Lodge so offending ; 
which suspension shall only cease with the cessation of such interference, 
and the recision of the assumed power of such offending Lodge. 

" Further Resolved, That for the purpose of obtaining such an expression 
of opinion from our sister domestic Grand Lodges, a Committee of Three 
shall be appointed, who shall immediately open a correspondence with such 
Grand Lodges ; whose duty it shall be to report all their proceedings and 
correspondence to this Grand Lodge, at its next June Communication, at 10 
o'clock, a. m., of the Thursday of such Communication. " 

The Grand Master appointed the following Brethren as such Committee, 
mentioned in the last resolution above : 

W. Robert D. Holmes, of Mystic Tie Lodge, Xo. 272. 
" Etienne Millox, of L'Cnion Francaise, Xo. 17. 
" William R. Stafford, of Arcana Lodge, No. 24G. 
The above is a true extract from the minutes of the proceedings of the 
M. W. Grand Lodge of the State of Xew York. 
Witness my hand and the seal of said Grand Lodge. 

JAMES M. AUSTIN, Grand Secretary. 

The opinion of this Grand Lodge lias repeatedly been express- 
ed, unhesitatingly condemning in the strongest terms such inter- 
ference, as entirely unwarrantable and unjustifiable. The very 
able Committee on Foreign Correspondence of this Grand 
Lodge, of which our present Most Worshipful Grand Master 
was Chairman, and whose opinion has ever been most justly 
held by this Grand Lodge in the highest consideration, at the 
last annual Communication, says, " Every Grand Lodge in 
America ought to remonstrate in the most decided and unequiv- 
ocal terms against this intrusion of her pretensions to jurisdic- 
tion in territory already occupied by another Grand Lodge, no 
matter of what kind of persons these Lodges were to be com- 
posed. The Grand Master of New York did remonstrate 
against the course about to be pursued by the Grand Master of 
Hamburg, in a kind and brotherly manner. He, however, justi- 



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fied, (or rather attempted to do so) his course, on the ground that 
these Lodges were composed of German subjects ; we suppose 
German emigrants. This attempt at justification, in the opin- 
ion of your Committee, is a miserable subterfuge, a mere 
quibble, unworthy the high functionary who has resorted to it. 
Once admit the fact that he had the right to charter Pythagoras 
Lodge because that Lodge was composed of native Germans, 
and the door is opened for almost every Grand Master in Eu- 
rope to assume Masonic jurisdiction in the United States. The 
disastrous results of such a course are too palpable to need 
pointing out. " Your Committee concur in the expression oi 
these sentiments, but on account of the importance of the mat- 
ter of this circular, they recommend that it be referred to g 
special Committee for action at this Communication. 

The Deputy Grand Master, Hyam, of California, in his report 
alludes to an evil of great magnitude, which has and continues to 
work oppressively upon the Lodges in that State and throughout 
the Masonic jurisdiction in all the new States and Territories. 
It is one which demands of the order in all the old States im- 
mediate attention and prompt correction. He says, " I deem it 
my imperative duty to direct your special attention to the accumu- 
lation of ' young Masons ' in this State, made on the Atlantic 
side, but more especially in the Western portion* where they 
have been made with railroad dispatch for the California market.'' 
He quotes from a letter which says, " Masonry is flourishing 
here furiously, but I tremble for the result. It is one thing to 
grow in strength and beauty, like the towering oak, to live for 
ages, and when time shall be no more, to die a glorious death ; 
and quite another thing to spring up like a garden weed, grow- 
ing rank and luxuriant for a brief space, then wither and die, 
without having accomplished a single desirable thing. Masonry 
here is too much like a garden weed ; petitions come pouring 
in, and "cases of emergency, " are as frequent as mushrooms 
after a moist night in April ; and under one pretext and another, 
men are made Masons, who will never add anything to the credit 
of Masonry. At present the California fever is raging, and 
some twenty are "up" for California in February, and all 
"cases of emergency." Was it ever contemplated to make 



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Masons by the wholesale in that way, admitting them to be worthy? 
Is it not abusing a license ^hat has received a wider and wider 
latitude as Masonry has begun to prosper (or rather been pros- 
pering ?) I think so. Then, again, there are evils from crowding 
matters* It causes undue excitement in the Lodge room and 
interferes with the good old plan of balloting ; for I know of 
departures having been made that ought not to have been, from 
old established rules. It is a matter of notorious and stubborn 
fact, that for the last three years thousands of new made Masons 
from older States have found their way to this new State, and with 
very few exceptions, have not been in a position, "after due 
trial " to gain admittance in our Lodges, and when inquired of 
why such should exist, have declared that they were made within 
two nights of leaving home. I found the same evil existing 
during my sojourn in Panama, in the Fall of 1850. The injury 
to these persons, if it only rested with them, I would not have 
touched on ; but I must ask the question, if it is correct that 
Masons should be made by the wholesale, the funds derived 
thereby benefitting the Lodges wherein they were received, and 
we, in this State to have to bear the heat and burden of extend- 
ing the benevolence, to the illimitable extent we have to these 
same persons, without having derived one cent of the money ? 
It is an appalling yet true statement, when I inform you that 
from the best and most authentic information I have been ena- 
bled to procure in this State, but one instance of charity haa 
ever presented itself to a Lodge, under our jurisdiction, that 
was a member thereof; but invariably of either no lodge or & 
a new made brother from the East side of Sierra Nevada, who, 
with a certificate of withdrawal in his pocket, found it an easy 
matter to receive the aid and comfort necessary to enable him 
to recruit his broken constitution and health, incidental on his 
wearisome journey. " 

Your Committee, in reviewing the late difficulties in Califor- 
nia, growing out of the action of the Grand Master in making 
a Mason after he had been regularly rejected by a Lodge, and 
which has given rise to much discussion in the Masonic world, 
are pleased to see the true spirit of Masonry, tempered with 
conciliation and charity, which rules the action of the Order in 



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California on this subject. This very important matter was refer- 
red to a special committee of Past Masters who made the follow- 
ing report : 

" Whereas, Difficulties have arisen between the Grand Master of Masons 
of the State of California and the Grand Lodge, mainly from the fact of 
the Grand Master having made a man a Mason afte~ he had been regularly- 
rejected by a Lodge, and which making, owing to the difficulties which 
have grown out of it, the Grand Master regrets, and, whereas, no good can 
grow out of a further agitation of this matter, be it therefore 

Resolved, That so much of the Grand Master's address which goes to the 
discussion of the above subject, as well as every other part appertaining 
thereto, calculated to produce discord and confusion, be omitted. 

Resolved, That while the Committee recommend, and even urge the above 
course for the sake of promoting brotherly love and harmony, they claim to 
be heard in Grand Lodge on the question of the power and prerogatives 
of Grand Masters of Masons. 

Resolved, That the Committee desires and recommends the cultivation of 
fraternal love and affection between this Grand Lodge and its Grand 
Master. 

The Grand Master's address is a highly interesting paper. 
It is characterized by boldness and spirit, and a familiarity with 
Masonic principles ; and to judge of the man by his works the 
order in California will derive profit in the observance of the 
recommendation in the foregoing resolutions. 

Some Grand Lodges complain through their Committees of 
Foreign Correspondence, of a failure to receive the proceedings 
of other Grand Lodges, and among them, those of the Grand 
Lodge of North Carolina. The Committee on Foreign Corres-, 
pondence of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut in mentioning a 
small number of proceedings which they miss from their files, 
among them those of North Carolina, says, " We sincerely 
regret the failure, which has deprived us of these interesting 
returns, inasmuch as we are accustomed to look to some of them 
for much valuable information, nor have we heretofore looked in 
vain. " We hope our Brethren will hereafter have no cause to 
complain of a failure to receive those of this Grand Lodge. 
Your Committee have derived much information and pleasure in 
the perusal of the very able report of the Committee of the 
Grand Lodge of Connecticut, of which Brother Wm. Storer is 
Chairman. 

The formation of a General Grand Lodge is still agitated in 
the different Grand Lodges, but there does not seem to be so 
great unanimity in its favor as formerly. Your Committee regret 



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exceedingly to notice the practice of some of the Grand Lodges 
of publishing the names of rejected candidates for Masonic 
honors with a particular description of their persons, place of 
residence and occupation. It is uncharitable and productive of 
evil thus hastily to deal with those who are expelled or suspended. 
But thus to deal with those who are merely rejected surely has 
no Masonic warrant. While on this subject, your Committee 
would advert to another practice which ought to be dispensed 
with. They allude to the publication of the names of Brethren 
on trials for offences before subordinate Lodges, with specific 
details of the charges and proof — no good can result, but the 
shame of their conduct must attach to the order in general. 

The Most Worshipful Grand Master of the State of Mississippi, 
in his annual address and the Grand Secretary in his report, show 
a most favorable condition of the order in that State. The 
Grand Master says that the order numbers nearly ten thousand, 
which is perhaps, as large a number in proportion to the popula- 
tion as that of any other State in the Union. 

The Grand Master of Texas congratulates the order on the aus- 
picious circumstances which surround it in that flourishing State. 
He says, " In December, 1837, the Grand Lodge of the Repub- 
lic of Texas was organized by the Delegates of three subordinate 
Lodges, holding charters from the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, of 
those Lodges two are now in existence. Their delegates are now 
sitting in council with the representatives of ninety-tw o Lodges, 
while in our jurisdiction three thousand Masons are engaged in the 
noble works of charity. Nothing has ever occurred to mar the 
harmony of this Lodge. Its members and subordinates have 
ever kept the " good of Masonry " in view and have labored with 
reference to that single object. The number of the Lodges on 
our register or of their members is not the only evidence of the 
prosperity of our institutions. Though thousands have knocked 
at our portals for admittance, they have been rigidly guarded 
against the incoming of the unworthy. We present this truly 
beautiful Masonic picture in contrast to the unsightly and de- 
plorable condition of affairs in many of the other States. 

Your Committee find the reports of the Committees on Foreign 
Correspondence full of discussions of Masonic principles, many 



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of them in bad temper and taste, and most of which they regard ^ 
as now well settled. Some of the reports of sister Grand Lodges 
are criticised in most palpable unmasonic spirit. " To call the 
attention of the Grand Lodge to snch subjects of foreign interest 
in other jurisdictions as their importance demands," which is so 
well laid down in the report of your Committee at the last annual 
Communication of this Grand Lodge, as the duties of such Com- 
mittees, seems to have been most foreign to the views of some. 

From a review of all the proceedings before us, the order is 
still in a most nourishing condition, so far as new members con- 
duce to that end ; but we must say that we do not find sufficient 
evidence of the practical charities of our Institution. We need 
not show to the world, but to ourselves we should show, the most 
unmistakable evidence, that our professions are founded on true 
principles. Your Committee apologise for the imperfect manner 
an which they have discharged their duties. 

R. S. FRENCH, 

Chairman of the Committee. 

Bros. H. A. Gilliam, W. P. Taylor and J. F. Speight, were 
appointed the special committee, in pursuance with the above 
motion of Bro. W. K. Blake. 

Bro. Jno. Fleming appointed Bro. J. B. Reed his proxy for 
Rolesville Lodge, No. 14. 

Called from labor to refreshment until to-morrow morning, 
10 o'clock. 



Wednesday Morning, 10 o'clock, 
PRESENT : 



Dec. 6, 1854. 



M. W. Clement H. Jordan, Grand Master, 

R. W. William P. Taylor, Dep. " " 

" Peter Adams, " Senior Warden. 

" E. J. Lutterloh, " Junior Warden. P. T. 

" C. W. D. Hutchings " Treasurer. 

" William T. Bain, " Secretary. 

Thos. J. Utley, Ass't " " 

Broth'r Joseph Green, " Sen. Dea. 

" W. J. Yates, " J im . " P. T. 

" James S. Terrell, " Tyler. 



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The Marshal, Sword Bearer and Pursuivant in their seats. 
Members Present — Bros. W. F. Collins, P. G. Master, Rev. 
James Reed, Grand Chaplain, Rev. John F. Speight, P. G. Chap. 

LODGES REPRESENTED. 

Saint John's Lodge, No. 1 ; Chalmers, No. 4 ; Whiteville, 
No. 5 ; Mt. Carmel, No. 6 ; Phoenix, No. 8 ; Johnson Caswell, 
No. 10 ; Scotch Ireland, No. 11 ; White Stone, No. 12 ; Ameri- 
can George, No. 17 ; Mt. Pleasant, No. 20 ; Stokes, No. 32 ; 
Concord, No. 58 ; Kilwinning, No. 64 ; Eagle, No. 71 ; Greens- 
boro', No. 76 ; Mt. Moriah, No. 82 ; Skewarkee, No. 90 ; Wake 
Forest, No. 97 ; Columbus, No. 102 ; Knap of Reeds, No. 105; 
Perquimons, No. 106 ; Wentworth, No. Ill ; Person, No. 113 ; 
Holly Spring, No. 115; Mt. Lebanon, No. 117; Dan River, 
129 ; Radiance, No. 132 ; Mocksville, No. 134 ; Black Rock, 
No. 135 ; Fellowship, No. 84 ; Mount Energy, No. 140 ; Cane 
Creek, No. 142 ; Clinton, No. 124 ; Mount Vernon, No. 143 ; 
Palmyra, No. 147 ; Hiram, No. 40 ; Adoniram, No. 149 ; Wil- 
son, No. 148; Taylor, No. 144; Alamance, No. 133; Mil) 
Creek, No. 125 ; Logan, No. 121. 

The committee on Returns and Communications from subor 
dinate Lodges, made their report, which was read and adopted 

Called off until this evening, at 7 o'clock. 



Wednesday Evening, 7 o'clock, \ 
Dec. 6, 1854. / 

The Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor. 

The Grand Offices in their stations. 

A large representation present. 

On motion, the report on Returns and Communications from 
Subordinate Lodges, adopted this morning, was reconsidered, 
and it was recommitted to the committee for correction. 

The committee on Charters and Dispensations submitted their 
report, which was read and adopted. 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



Raleigh, December 6th, A. L., 5854, A. D., 1854. 
To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina: 

The Committee on Charters and Dispensations would most 
respectfully submit the following report, to-wit : That they have 
examined the bye-laws, proceedings and work of the follow- 
ing Lodges, working under Dispensation, viz : Kooky River, 
Chatham County ; Yadkin, Yaclkinsville ; Mt. Airy, Surry, 
county ; Beaumont, Chatham county ; Deep River Mills, Ran- 
dolph county; Emmaus, Chatham county; Archer, Johnson 
county; St. Pauls, Beatty's Bridge, Bladen county, and Winston, 
Forsythe county ; and the bye-laws of Pleasant Hill Lodge, 
Alamance county; the proceedings of Blackmer Lodge, Bun- 
combe county, and the simple application for a charter from 
Shallow Ford Lodge, Alamance county. 

Your committee are happy to be able to report that there 
seems in the aggregate to be a manifest improvement in the 
Lodges working under dispensations ; yet there are many inac- 
curacies, both in the bye-laws and work of nearly all the Lodges 
under dispensations, the bye-laws conflicting with the laws of 
the Grand Lodge, which we have marked so that the Lodges 
may correct, and in their proceedings and work they follow the 
practice, (with one or two exceptions,) of receiving petitions, 
balloting for candidates, and conferring degrees at the same 
meeting, which is a direct violation of a great fundamental 
principle of Ancient Craft Masonry and the Laws of this Grand 
Lodge, which practice we trust will be abandoned by all Lodges 
under this jurisdiction, but yet, if we were to apply the strict 
old English rules, we would not only refuse to Charter new 
Lodges, but would be compelled to take away the Chartersfrom 
the old ones. 

But under all the circumstances we would respectfully re- 
commend that Charters be granted to the following Lodges : 
Rocky River, Chatham County, 
Beaumont, " " 

Emmaus, " " 

Yadkin, Yadkin " 
Mt. Airy, Surry " 
Deep River Mills, Randolph County, 



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Archer, Johnson County, 
St Pauls, Bladen " 
Winston, Forsythe " 
Which Lodges sent up returns in accordance with Article 
3rd and Section 8th of bye-laws of Grand Lodge. 

We also recommend that Pleasant Hill Lodge receive a 
Charter, although failing to send up their proceedings, they 
were vouched, for by bro. P. Adams, G. S. W. 

The proceedings of Blackmer Lodge, in Buncombe County, 
are correct, but not having sent a copy of her bye-law s, we do 
not feel free to recommend said Lodge for a Charter but lay 
the whole matter before the Grand Lodge for their acth 

Shallow Ford Lodge in Alamance failed to send up any pro- 
ceedings or bye-laws, but they were vouched for as being cor- 
rect by. brother P. Holt, W. M., of Alamance Lodge, we also 
lay the case of this Lodge before the Grand Lodge for its action. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. P. TxlYLOR, Chairman. 
LODGES CHARTERED. 
Rocky River, No. 151, Mudlick, Chatham County. 
Beaumont, " 152, Beaumont P. 0., Chatham County, 

Emmaus, • " 153, Hadleys Mills, " " 
Yadkin, " 154, Yadkin ville, Yadkin co. 

Mt. Airy, " 155, Mount Airy P. 0., Surry co. 

Deep River, " 156, Buffaloe Ford, Randolph co. 
Archer, u 157, Creechville, Johnson co. 

St/Pauls, 158, Beatty's Bridge, Bladen co. 

Winston, *f 159, Winston, Forsythe co. 

Pleasant Hill, u 160, Patterson's Store, Alamance co. 
Sallow Ford, " 161, Shallow Ford, " " 

Blackmer, " 162, Reems Creek, Buncombe co. 

Bro. A. H. Gilliam submitted the annexed resolution, which 
was read and adopted : 

Eesojved, That the Grand Secretary issue a Charter for 
Blackmer Lodge, Buncombe county, to 

who shall, upon inspection of the bye-laws of said Lodge, and 
finding them conformable to the ancient usages of Masonry, 
forward said Charter to the proper officer of said Ledge. 



i&RAND L0D&1 PROCEEDINGS. 



$5 



On motion, ordered that a Charter be issued under the same 
restrictions as in the case of Blackmer Lodge, No, 162, in Bun- 
combe county, to Shallow Ford Lodge, No, 161, Shallow Ford 
P. 0., Alamance .county. 

Bros, a W. D. Hutchings, W, Gk Hill and Wm, T. Bain were 
appointed a committee to inspect the bye-laws of Blackmer 
Lodge, Buncomb -county, and Shallow Ford Lodge, Alamance 
county, 

Bro» W. K. Blake, from the committee to whom was referred 
the report of the Trustees of Saint John's College, submitted 
their report, when, 

On motion of bro, James Beid, the sections were taken up 
seriatim, and the several sections were adopted, with the ex- 
ception of sections 2d and 7th, which were laid over for further 
consideration : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina: 

Your Committee would beg leave most respectfully to state 
that they have had under consideration that part of the Most 
Worshipful Grand Master's address in which he refers to the 
condition and prospects of St. John's College, together with the 
report of the Board of Trustees, setting forth facts, and suggest- 
ing plans for future operations in reference to said College, of 
an highly interesting character, and after mature and patient 
investigation of the same, submit the following as their report: 
Your committee take it for granted that the members of this 
Grand Lodge, and of the Fraternity throughout the State, are 
sufficiently aware of the great importance, and we might add 
urgent necessity, of a successful prosecution of the laudable 
enterprise, for which the honor and reputation of Masonry in 
North Carolina have been pledged— and that they will heartily 
concur in the adoption of such means as will most Jikely secure 
this result. 

It is true that much remains to be done before this great and 
glorious enterprise is matured, but of one thing we are assured, 
that if the hearts and hands of the entire Fraternity in North 
Carolina alone, are united, the time is not far distant, when, at 
the sound of the gavel, the corner stone of St. John's College 
shall be pronounced "well tried, true and trusty," and when, 



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in the name of Masonry, patriotism and humanity, there shall 
he presented to the world an Institution whose ends and aims are 
alike honorable to the wisdom that devised, and the munificent 
liberality that consummated so noble an undertaking. Hoping 
that these sentiments will meet with a hearty response from the 
entire craft — we deem it only necessary for this Grand Lodge to 
point out the best means — and we feel assured that the subordin- 
ate Lodges will cheerfully extend their fraternal co-operation 
for the accomplishment of the object. To this end, your com- 
mittee present the following suggestions and recommendations 
for the consideration of the Grand Lodge : 1st. And first in 
reference to the suggestion of our Most Worshipful Grand 
Master, to organize for the time being, a Preparatory School, 
inferior in its standard of scholarship to that contemplated for 
the College proper, we beg leave, with the utmost respect for 
his opinion, and high appreciation of his zeal, for the interests 
of the College, to differ as to the expediency of the suggestion. 

We believe, so far as our information extends, that where 
this plan has been adopted, if it has not proved fatal, it has at 
least greatly retarded and impaired the usefulness of similar 
institutions. The success of a College depends much upon its 
standard of scholarship. If its standard is known to be high, 
the College will attract attention and command patronage ; and 
we fear that the organization of a mere school, though intended 
to continue but a short time, will operate disparagingly to the 
character of the College, and attach to it an odium which will 
long remain, and be difficult to remove. Such is the opinion 
of vour -committee in reference to this matter, which they re- 
spectfully submit for the consideration of the Grand Lodge. 

2d. From the frequent failures of the appointed meetings of 
the Board of Trustees, your committee would urgently appeal 
to those Trustees residing beyond the limits of Oxford to attend 
the meetings of the Board, and by their counsel and encourage- 
ment, to strengthen the hands of those upon whom has hitherto 
been imposed the responsibility of attending to the affairs of 
the College. But in order to prevent a repetition of the fail- 
ure of the meetings alluded to, we recommend that additional 
Trustees be appointed. 



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3d. We recommend that Bro. Maynard be continned as an 
agent of the College, and that the Trustees be empowered to 
employ such other agents as they may deem advisable. 

4th. Your Committee would take this opportunity of remind- 
ing the Masters of Lodges of their existing appointment as 
Agents for St. John's College, and most earnestly appeal to 
them to adopt more active and efficient steps for the successful 
prosecution of their agency. 

5th. Your Committee further recommend that the travelling 
and local agents be authorized to raise funds for the benefit of 
the College on either or all of the following plans : — First, By 
absolute donations. Second, By the sale of perpetual scholar- 
ships for board and tuition on the payment of one thousand 
dollars. Third, By the sale of scholarships limited to twenty 
years, for tuition alone, on the payment of one hundred dollars. 

6th. W e also recommend that this Grand Lodge pay annual- 
ly to the Treasurer of St. John's College whatever surplus 
funds shall remain after defraying its necessary expenses and 
meeting its appropriations. 

The foregoing financial schemes are recommended by your 
committee for the purpose of bringing the whole subject before 
the Grand Lodge, hoping that in a spirit of harmony and co- 
operation, their united wisdom may devise the best plan for the 
attainment of the object which, we trust, we all so earnestly 
covet. 

7th. Your committee also recommend that the report of the 
Trustees of St. John's College, together with the report of the 
agent annexed, be adopted. 

In conclusion, your committee would remark that we are 
aware that apprehensions have been entertained, and even 
doubts expressed as to the final success of St. John's College ; 
but brethren, such things ought not to be. These doubts and 
forebodings fall heavily on the spirits of those who from the 
inception of this enterprise to the present time, have battled 
faithfully against the disappointments and difficulties which 
have encompassed them, and who have expended liberally their 
time and means for its success. We think that in the 
minds of all true and devoted Masons, with such a cause as this 



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to impel them, there is no room to harbour a doubt. Let oar 
united resolve then, be to go to work, and when once at work 
to keep working until our most sanguine hopes are abundantly; 
realized. So mote it be. 

Respectfully submitted,. 

WILL. K. BLAKE, 
R. W. LASSI1ER, 
S. C. TAYLOR, 
DAN. COLEMAN, 
THOS. M. GARDNER. 

December 6th, 1854. 

Bro. H. A. Gilliam submitted the following resolution, which 
was read and adopted : 

Resolved, That the Treasurer ©f the St. John's College be, 
instructed to report to the Grand Lodge at the earliest possible 
moment a full and detailed statement of the financial condition 
of the institution from its charter until this time ; an account of 
the funds received ; from whom ; to whom paid and for what ; 
the amount" due and from whom and how due ; whether by sub- 
scription, bond, or otherwise; whether any and what amount is 
not collectable ; and that the Secretary send a copy of this 
resolution to the Treasurer of said College. 

On motion ordered that the rule in reference to the election 
of Grand Officers bo suspended ; when on motion of Bro. James 
Reid, it was resolved that the Grand Lodge elect the Grand 
Officers for the ensuing year, on to-morrow evening at So'clock. 

Bros. Macon, Ramsay, Gilliam, Green and Lutterloh were 
appointed the Committee on Foreign Correspondence. 

Bro. Yates had leave of absence, and appointed Bro. W. L. 
Steel his proxy for Phoenix Lodge, No. 8, Fayetteville. 

Bro. Noble offered the following resolution which was adopt- 
ed : That a suitable form for the returns of Subordinate Lodges, 
together with a form for the representation of Delegates, be 
prepared by the Grand Secretary. 

Bro. D. A. Sugg appointed Bro. William Sutton his proxy 
for Radiance Lodge, No. 132. 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. M 

Brothers Gardner and Beatty were added to the committee 
to whom was referred the Secretary's report. 
Called off until to-morrow morning 10 o'clock. 



Thursday Morning, 10 o'clock, \ 
Dec. 7th, 1854. j 

The Grand Lodge called from refreshment to labor ; the 
Grand Officers in their stations. 

Present : Bro. A. T. Jerkins, Past Grand Master ; H, W. 
Dunkley, Grand Lecturer. 

On motion the resignation of Brothers E. J. Lutterloh and 
Daniel Coleman, as Trustees of St. John's College, was accepted. 

The following brethren were nominated and elected Trustees 
of St. John's College, viz : L. C. Taylor, L. A. Paschall, J, BL 
Harner, T. L. Hargrove. 

The sections 2d and 7th laid over, of the report of the com- 
mittee to whom was referred the reports of the Trustees of St. 
John's College and agent annexed, were taken up and adopted. 

Bro. Lutterloh introduced the following resolution which was 
adopted : 

Mesohed, That the thanks of the Grand Lodge are due, and 
are hereby tendered to those gentlemen and houses who have 
contributed to St. John's College as reported by our agent, 
Bro. R. C. Maynard, and that Bro. Maynard be furnished with 
a sufficient number of copies of the proceedings of the Grand 
Lodge to enable him to present a copy to each of these parties. 

The following proxies were proposed and admitted : Bro. J. 
M. Love appointed J. B. Jones his proxy for Wilson Lodge., 
■No. 148. 

Bro. Love appointed J. B. Jones his proxy for Yadkin Lodge, 
No. — . 

Bro. E, R. Gibson appointed Bro. J. G. Ramsay his proxy 
for Stokes Lodge, No. 32. 

Bro. E. B. King appointed Bro. E, A. Poe his proxy for 
Chalmers Lodge, No. 4. 

Bro. D. B. Newton appointed Bro. E. J. Lutterloh his proxy 
for Columbus Lodge, No. 102. 



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GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



Bro. J. M. Green appointed Bro. R. N. Green, his proxy for 

Beaumont Lodge, No. - — . 

Bro. Wm. H. Huggins appointed Bro. J. A. Houston his 

proxy for Zion Lodge, No. 81. 

Bro. R. Williams appointed Bro. J. A. Houston his proxy 
for Winston Lod^e, No. — . 

Bro. L. N. Olmstead appointed Bro. James Reid his proxy 
for Knap, of Reeds Lodge, No. 105. 

Bro. James P. Horton appointed Bro. Littleton Upshur his 
proxy for Archer Lodge, No. — . 

Bro. Jno. G. Williams appointed Bro. Jno. T. Speight his 
proxy for Mount Lebanon Lodge, No. 117. 

Bro. Wm. R. Duprce appointed Bro. Jno. T. Speight his 
proxy for Warren Lodge, No. 92. 

Bro. Peter Adams, Grand Senior Warden, came into the 
Grand Lodge and publicly declined acting as such any longer. 

The Grand Lodge Vas called off until this afternoon 3 o'clock. 



Thursday Afternoon, 3 o'clock. 
The Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor. 
The Grand Officers in their stations. 
Representatives as this morning. 

Bro. W. L. Steele offered the following resolution which was 
adopted : 

Resolved, That hereafter no proxy shall make another proxy 
unless the power to do so shall be expressly given by his 
Principal. 

Bro. Henry Grimes appointed Bro. Jos. Green his proxy for 
Warren Lodge, No. 101. 

Bro. Samuel Loftin appointed Bro. Jos. Green his proxy for 
Wayne Lodge, No. 112. 

Bro. Dan'l Coleman appointed Bro. A. M. Noble his proxy 
for Stokes Lodge, No. 32.. 

Bro. A. H. Caldwell appointed Bro. J. G. Ramsay his proxy 
for Fulton Ledge, No. 99. 

Bro. W. L. Steele appointed Bro. Sam'l H. Christian hi3 
proxy for Phoenix Lodge, No. 8. 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



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The Grand Lodge proceeded to the election of Grand Officers, 
which resulted as follows : 

Bro. Clement H. Jordan, M. D., Grand Master. 

" William K. Blake, Grand Senior Warden. 

" Joseph Green, Grand Junior Warden. 

" C. W. D. Hutchings, Grand Treasurer. 

" Wm. T. Bain, Grand Secretary. 
On motion of Bro. James Reid it was resolved, that the above 
officers elect be now installed, when they were duly .installed 
by P. G. Master, A. T. Jerkins. 

Bro. E. R. Stanly, was installed S. D. 

" E. J. Lutterloh, " J. D. 

" James S. Terrell, " Tyler. 
The Most Worshipful Grand Master then made the following 
appointments : • / 

Rev. Bro. James Reid, Grand Chaplain. 

Bro. William P. Taylor, Dep. Grand Master. 

" A. M. Noble, " Marshall. 

" R. N. Green, « Sword Bearer. 

" J. A. Houston, '/'" Pursuivant. 

The Grand Lodge called off for half an hour. 



7 o'clock, P. M. 

The Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor. 

Bro. Andrew J. Woodard appointed bro. David II. Stephen- 
son his proxy for Holly Spring Lodge, No. 115. 

The Committee on Propositions and Grievances made their 
report, which was read, and on motion it was laid upon the 
table. 

Bro. Z. M. Paschall, Treasurer of Saint John's College, sub- 
mitted the annexed report, which was read and adopted : . 
Dr. SUBSCRIPTION BY LODGES. On. 

$500 St. John's, No, 3, Paid 
590 Johnson, Caswell, " 
500 Phalanx, 
250 Stokes, 
1000 Hiram, No. 40, 
500 Perseverance, " 200 



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GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



$250 €rolden Fleece, 
250 Widows Son, 
875 Jerusalem, 

Wake Forest, 
500 Fulton, 
500 Pasquanaux, 
400 Perquimons, 
250 Person,. 
500 Palestine, 
250 Logan, 
500 Tuscarora, 
250 Franklinton, 
800 Louisburg, 
250 Conoho, 
300 Radiance, 
250 Mocksville, 

$3 465 ; 425 

Subscriptions hy Citizens of Granville County. 



$500 


K. N. & D. C. Herndon, 


Paid 


,100 


400 


W. W. Young, 


a 




800 


J. C. Cooper, 


ii 




300 


R. Kingsbury & Son, 


a 




200 


T. C. & E. H. Hicks, 


; t ' .4$' a 




200 


Daniel A. Paschal 1, 


a 




150 


J. C. Taylor, 


ii 


30 


100 


L. A. Paschall, 


a 


40 


100 


Jno. R. Herndon, 


a 


20 


100 


L. C. Taylor, 


a 


20 


100 


A. F. Spencer, 


a 




100 


R. P. Taylor, 


a 




100 


J. II. Gooch, 


a 




100 


Z. M. Paschall, 






100 


Jno. S. Eaton, 


a 


80 


100 


C. II. K. Taylor, 


a 


20 


100 


Jas. E. Allen, 


a 




100 


B. F. Bullock, 


a 




500 


R. M. Lassiter, (bond,) 


a 


20 



Paid 

a 



75 



ioa 



50 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS, 



$100 E. H. Hicks, 
100 E. T. Marible, 
100 T. C. Hicks, 
150 Thos. Miller, 
100 T. B. Venable, 
100 J. M. Bullock, 
100 B. C. Cooke, 
100 A. T. Jones, 
100 N. J. Davis, 
100 Hatchwell Freeman, 
100 T. T. Grandy, 
100 T. II. Rainey, 
100 A. Taylor, 
100 R. H. Harnie, 
50 P. P. Peace, 
50 R. B. Gilliam, 
50 R. J. Mitchel & Co., 
50 John Blackwell, 
50 J. S. Amis, 
50 J. T. Littlejolm, 
50 John J. Speed, 
50 A. Landis, 
50 Thos. T. Hester, 
25 W. M. Barford, 
25 L. C. Edwards, 
* 25 Thos. L. Williams, 
25 Sam'l Duty, 
25 John Bullock, 
25 Myatt Canaday, 
25 Charles P. Allen, 
25 D. P. Paschall, 
25 B. W. Fulford, 
25 D. S. Osborn, 
25 T. B. Grice, 
25 E. H. Carlisle, 
25 Bourbon Smith, 
25 Sam'l L. Venable, 
25 George Wortham, 



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iit) Isaac x . xiester, 


Jraia 




:<. i *• I 


20 John A. Downy, 


a 


1*1 Anderson Chaver3, 


a 


10 James Grooch, 


a 


1U oimon vx. Hays, 


a 


10 Lewis Parham, 


a 


10 Williamson Parham, 


a 


*)U x. o. iiargiove, ^oonu,j 


a 


10 J TT TTnrnor 


<< 


50 Willis Lewis, 


a 


10 D. S. Wilkinson, 


a 


W Wm. R. Hicks, 


a 


50 Wm. V. Paschall, 


a 



6 245 

Sulscripiions hy Masons Individually. 
Sm^th FIELD. 
25 John R. Thompson, 
15 D. McPherson, 
25 Elbert S. Bryant, 
25 Jas. S. Hackney, 
25 Bythen Allen, 
20 E* Rogers, 
20 Thos. Vincent, 
20 Augustus Pool in 2 years, 
10 Sam'l P. Horton, 
10 Jas. II. Bryant, 
10 Bryan Smith, 
10 Thadeus B. Whitley, ; 

5 Stephen Sneed, 

5 Uriah Bradly, 

Windsor. 
100 Noah HI Thompson, 2 years, 
100 Edward Outlaw, 

50 Kader Biggs, 

25 Burwell B. Russel, 

10 Starke B. Smith, 



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5 Henry J. Gilliam, 
5 J. R. Bird, 
5 Dr. Cabb, 

3 Wm. Fulton, 
10 Barny Lane, 

Woodville. 

50 Thos. J. Pugh, 

50 A. A. Mooring in 5 years, 

20 G. L. Moore, in 2 years, 

10 Wm. J. Ellison, 

10 Joshua E. Smithrick, 

10 S. M. Smithrick, 

4 A. Cohn, 

Hamilton. 
50 John H. W*hitaker, 
25 Bryant Burnett, 
25 P. P. Clements, 
25 Sam'l C. Benjamin, 
25 George C. Suggs, 
25 P. W. Yarrel, 
25 H. S. Williams, 
25 Joseph Waldo, 
15 T. W. Ward, 

15 J. J. Williams, i 
12 Henry Busbee, 

New BERN, 

100 Mat. O. Outon, 

500 A. T. Jerkins, (bond,) 

50 Edward Smallwood, 

25 C. S. Dewey, 

25 John D. Whiteford, 

20 S. W. Chadwick, 

20 A. J. Willis, 

10 Sam'l Bishop, 

10 C. S. Allen, 

10 James Play wood, 

10 L. Phillips, 
. 10 H. P. Whitehead, 

10 L. Stone, 



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10 J. D. Flanner, 
10 George Cooper, 
10 David S, Willis, 

Gatesville. 

100 H. E. Rascoe, 
50 Mills H. Eure, in 2 years, 
20 James R» Costin, 2 years, 
10 D. J. Pearce, 
10 Willis J. Cohoon, 

5 Thos. S. Riddick, 

6 G. W. Hays, 
5 John Boothe, 

Elizabeth City, 
50 James II. Pool, in 5 years, 
50 Win, W. Griffin, 
50 R. K. Sneed, 
25 Mat. C. Jordan, 

MOCKSVILLE* 

10 Lemuel Bingham, 2 years, 

10 Thos. M. Young, 2 years, 

25 John A. Lillington, 

10 Braxter Baily, in 2 years, 

15 H. R. Alston, 

15 Baxter Clegg, 

10 J. B. Jones, 

5 C. Haslin, 

5 Jas. P. Prichet, 

5 Wm. A. Merony, 

5 Sam'l Boxboro, 

5 James L. Nesbit, 

5 Beale Games, 

2 James Latham, • 

2 S. M. Maylor, 

2 P. Thompson, 

1 Jeremiah Wilman, 

PLYMOUTH. 

100 Sam'l S. Gaylord, 



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41 



MILTON. 

40 David Patterson, 4 years, 

20 John H. Lacy, 2 years., 

15 Benjamin Hinds, 3 years, 

10 JF. Wood, 2 years, 

10 Henry Holden, 
500 A. Martin, (bond,) 
100 H. % J. Macon, do ■ 
100 C. Ho Jordan, do 

50 E. J. Lutterloh, do Paid W 

50 M. C. Turentine, (bond,) 

50 C. W. D. Hutchings, do 

50 J. H, More, do 

50 Joseph Green, do 

50 B. T. Strickland, do 

50 Wm. McRae, do 

50 J. H. Cherry, do 

50 L. Blackmer, do 

50 H. W. Coxe, do 



3,686 

270 Collected by C. H. Wiley, (not paid,) 
-8515 Subscriptions by hands of R. C. May- 
nard, agent, 
50 Bond on Wm. F. 'Collins, for money paid 
him by Concord Lodge, No. 58, for the 
College, 

100 Subscribed by Grand Chapter, Paid 
250 « " Oxford Chapter, " 

4,185 

22,571 Whole amount subscriptions, 
1,200 Received from Grand Treasurer, 
240 Rent College lands for '53 and '54, 

Cash received from R. C. Maynard, be- 
ing part of subscriptions in his hands-, 
of $3,515, $1,842 25 



100 
50 



160 

1,200 
100 



48 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



Amount cash paid Treasurer, 


$4,399 24 


i Cash received of R. C. Maynard, 


757 75 


Omitted above, 


5,957 00 


Cr. by cash paid for advertising 


10 50 


By cash paid E. H. Hicks, 


306 00 


Cash paid Lemay for advertising, 


8 57 


Cash paid T. B. Venable, 


.2,607 27 


Cash paid R. C. Maynard, 


757 75 




$3,694 53 


Cash on hand, 


1,462 47 


Subscriptions not collected, 


18,854 00 


24,011 00 


$24,011 00 



Bro. H. A. Gilliam submitted the following resolutions which 
were read and adopted : 

Resolved, That the Treasurer of St. John's College proceed 
forthwith to collect all the subscriptions made to St. John's 
College, whether made by Lodges or individuals, which are 
due, and that he have an early setilement with the former 
Treasurer of said College, and that the Trustees of said Col- 
lege proceed to make contracts for the erection of such build- 
ings as are necessary — contracts not to exceed the amount :f 
$20,000. 

Resolved, That each member of this Grand Lodge be consti- 
tuted a special agent for St. John's College to urge on the 
work by every means in his power. 

Resolved, That St. John's College shall be built. 

Bro. Blake moved that the following caption be printed with 
the agent's report, which was adopted : 

Your agent, with the consent of the Board of Trustees, has 
been operating for the benefit of St. John's College upon the 
following plan: That in consideration of the agent's giving 
publicity to' the Houses contracting, and recommending them 
to the favorable notice of the craft throughout the State, they 
have subscribed the sums annexed to their names. 

Bro. J. Mi Taylor submitted the following resolution which 
was adopted : 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 40 

t 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Grand Lodge, that th6 
subscriptions due from the citizens and Masons of Granville 
he paid, and the Masons thereof are requested to pay up their 
subscriptions which may be due. 

Bro. H. A. Gilliam, from the committee on the difficulties of 
the Grand Lodge of N. Y., made their report which was adopted : 

Whereas, The Grand Lodge of the State of North Carolina 
*has received from the Grand Lodge of New York, official infor- 
mation that the Grand Master of Hamburg has issued a charter 
■to a Lodge, called Pythagoras Lodge, within* the territorial 
limits of New York,* without the consent and against the re- 
monstrance of the Grand Master of the State of New York ; 
and whereas, the Grand Lodge of New York desires an expres- 
sion of the sentiments of the general Grand Lodges of the 
United States in reference thereto, be it 

Resolved, That the act complained of is a gross and indecent 
invaston of the Masonic rights of our sister Grand Lodge, of 
the State of New York ; that such an interference with the 
jurisdiction of a sister Grand Lodge, by a sister Grand Lodge, 
whether domestic or foreign, is highly unmasonic, and necessa- 
rily mars the harmony of the work and cannot be countenanced 
by this Grand Lodge. 

Resolved, That all masonic intercourse between this Grand 
Lodge and the Grand Lodge of Hamburgh, cease until the sur- 
render or recision of the charter of the said Pythagoras Lodge, 
-and that this resolution of non-intercourse embrace the said 
Pythagoras Lodge. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to our 
sister Grand Lodge of New York. 

IL A. GILLIAM, Chn n. 

Bro. S. H. Christian submitted the following resolution which 
was adopted: 

Resolxed, That a committee be appointed by the M. W. Grand 
Master for the purpose of replastering'and painting the mason- 
ic hall, and furnishing such clothing as they may think proper. 

Bros. W. G. Hill, W. C. Doub, and C. W. D. Hutchings, 
were appointed that Committee. 
4 



50 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



The Grand Lodge called from labor to refreshment until to- 
morning 10 o'clock. 



Friday Morning, 10 o'clock, 1 
December, 8th, 1854. j 

The Grand Lodge called from refreshment to labor. 

The Grand Officers in their stations. ^ 

Bro. Wm. K. Blake, from the select committee on the death 
of P. G. Master, Robt. Strange, made the following report^ 
which was adopted ; and on motion the Grand Secretary was 
directed to have the report published in three of the newspapers 
of Raleigh, and a copy sent to the family of the deceased. 

The select committee, to whom was referred so much of the 
annual communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Master, 
as relates to the death of Past Grand Master Hon. Robert 
Strange, have taken the same into consideration, and most re- 
spectfully report : 

In recording upon the journals of the Grand Lodge, the de- 
cease of this distinguished man and Mason, the officers and 
brethren assembled, cannot refrain from mingling with the re- 
cord, an expression of their high appreciation of h'is exalted 
virtues, rare , ability and extensive usefulness. Endowed by 
nature with superior talents, "sound judgment and discriminating 
mind, he applied all his intellectual and moral resources to the 
correct performance of the duties of life, and was essentially a 
brilliant, useful, practical and efficient man in every department 
in which he was placed. 

Selected by his fellow-citizens, at different times, to fill various 
Legislative, Civil and Military offices in the State, he justified 
the confidence reposed in him, by a conscientious and. faithful 
discharge of duty. Blending mild dignity and courtesy, with 
firmness and decision, in his official station, he won the admira- 
tion, and commanded the respect and confidence of all with 
whom he had intercourse. 

As a member of our ancient and honorable fraternity, he was 
peculiarly distinguished among the craft. Early initiated into 
the Order, he occupied various posts of honor, until he attained 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



the distinguished rank of Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of 
North Carolina. 

Of the noblest impulses, and with a sensibility alive to the 
tenderest charities of the Order, his influence was ever exerted 
to cement those ties which unite the sons of Masonry into one 
common brotherhood ; and when twice elevated to the rank of 
. Grand Master, he fulfilled its obligations, and discharged its 
duties with a dignity, impartiality and propriety of conduct, 
which conciliated the regard, and secured for him the love and 
esteem of the whole fraternity. Thus surrounded by friends 
and admirers, possessed of the most commendable qualities of 
heart and mind, and happy in all the relations of life, he was 
universally honored and beloved ; but disease came, and death 
demanded his victim. No more shall our Masonic temples be 
graced by his presence. No more shall the brotherhood be 
stimulated to deeds of love and charity by words of encourage- 
ment from his lips. No more shall the hearts of the distressed 
and needy be gladdened by benefactions bestowed by his hand. 

Alas ! brethren, how difficult, how almost impossible to real- 
ize it ! Every true-hearted Mason must feel a shock in this 
disruption of the ties that bound him to us. But let us learn 
wisdom from his death, and while we do honor to his memory, 
and mourn his loss, let us remember that we too must die. 
Therefore, be it., 

Resolved, By the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, that we 
deeply sympathize with tine fraternity throughout the State, in 
the loss they have sustained by the death of our brother, Past 
Grand Master^ Hon. Robert Strange, and they hereby tender 
to his family and friends their heartfelt condolence in their se- 
vere bereavement.. 

Resolved, That while his long, useful and laborious life was x 
devoted, in many distinguished positions, io the honor and in- 
terests of his State, his public and private virtues were bright 
illustrations of the noble objects and elevated principles of 
Masonry. 

Resolved, That while- we let fall the sympathetic tear for the 
loss of so distinguishdd a citizen, and so good and -true a Ma- 



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GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS* 



son, we bow in humble submission to the will of Him, in whom 
we repose our hope beyond the grave. 

Resolved, That the brethren throughout the State be request- 
ed to wear the usual badge of mourning for the space of thirty 
days ; that the Grand Secretary be directed to enter this Pre- 
amble and Resolutions on the minutes of this Grand Lodge, and 
that a copy be transmitted to his family, under the seal of the 
Grand Lodge of this State, 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM K BLAKE, 1 

J. F. HOWLETT, V Com. 

M. II. EURE, J 

December 8th, 1854. 

The Committee on education made the annexed report, which 
was adopted : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the 

Grand Lodge of the State of, North Carolina : 
In the absence of the Chairman of the Committee appointed 
by yourself, on the subject of education, Rev. Jas* Reid, it be- 
comes our duty to report that we have had the subject under 
consideration. 

Notwithstanding the members of the Grand Lodge have been 
called on for information, we regret to state that but two im- 
perfect reports have been laid before your committee touching 
the Schools of subordinate Lodges, to- wit : One by Bro.. Jas. C. 
Norman, of Mt, Airy Lodge, reports for Germanton Lodge, No. 
116, in which he states that there are employed in that Insti- 
tute, one Principal, and two assistant Teachers who are giving" 
instruction to about TO students. The other report is from Bro. 
Joseph Green, G. J. "Warden, who reports the Black Rock Male 
and Female Academy of Black Rock Lodge, No. 135, as num- 
bering about 50 scholars, and as being generally in a nourishing 
condition. 

Your committee have a verbal report that the school at Rox= 
boro is suspended for the present year. 

At the last annual communication of the Grand Lodge of 
North Carolina, the committee on education reported returns 
from five schools under the following Lodges, viz ; Germanton* 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



5^ 



Lodge, No. 116 ; Black Rock Lodge, No. 135 ; Person Lodge, 
No. 113; King Solomon's Lodge, No. 138 ; St. John's Lodge, 
No- 110 ; all of which were commended, together with the cause 
of Education, to " the warm approbation and encouragement of 
the fraternity throughout the State." 

Your committee regret to report, that they fear the cause of 
education, at the present time, is not receiving that considera- ' 
tion, by the fraternity generally, which its great magnitude 
and importance demand ; but they sincerely 'indulge the hope 
that the next committee, that it may be your pleasure to appoint 
to investigate and report upon this subject, will be enabled to 
report a more flourishing state of things. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

REV. JAMES REID, Chmn. 
JAMES GL RAMSAY, 
F. M. CAPEHART. 

The report on returns and communications from subordinate 
Lodges, was again read and N adopted as amended : 
To the Most Worshipful Grand Master and Grand Lodge 

of tJw State of North Carolina : 

The undersigned, appointed a Committee to investigate the 
returns of subordinate Lodges, beg leave to submit the follow- 
ing report : We had under consideration the annual returns of 
eighty-two Lodges. We are happy to report in the main a great 
improvement in the correctness of returns — the larger number 
of Lodges being only deficient in a few unimportant particulars. 
We find the reports of the following Lodges as fulfilling all the 
requisitions of the Grand Lodge except in the omission of the 
dates of their respective Charters, and making no returns for 
St. John's College, viz : Clinton Lodge, No- 154 ; Black Rock 
Lodge. No. 135 ; St. John's No. 1 ; Phoenix, No. 8 ; Johnston, 
Caswell, No. 10 ; Whitestone, No. 12 ; Mount Pleasant, No. 20; 
Greensboro' No. 76 ; Fellowship, No. 84 ; St. John's, No. 96 ; 
Mocksville, No. 134 ; Carolina, No. 141 ; Adoniram, No. 149. 
The principal defect in the remainder of the Lodges is a want 
of seals, in others the times of meeting not being specified and 
their Post Office address not given in their returns. 



54 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



The following Lodges have made their returns and paid dues 
with some few exceptions : 



1 bt, John s, 


AT 


-< 
1 




on 


A bt. John s, 


do 




10 


nn 
00 


3 Chalmer's, 


do 


4 


15 


00 


4 Whitesville, 


do 


5 


11 


00 


IVTrni'n'f' Pi viy^dT 
O !»JLU Ull l V^clllllclj 


fin 


u 


1 4 


00 


V X llUilllA., 


rln 

uo 


Q 
O 


1 r \ 

AO 


00 


* UUlllloUll V_>ctb )V ell ^ 


fin 


1 0 

-Lu 


1 ^ 

J. 'J 


00 


Kpfiffn Tvplov»fl 
U kJOULCll JLl tJlcLllLlj, 


fin 


11 

JL J_ 


1 5 


00 


0 WTiifp £Urmp 
kj tt lllltJ OlOIlc, 


fin 
UO 


1 9 


1 5 


00 


10 "Rolpsvillp 


U.0 


14. 


1 ^ 




11 American George^ 


No. 


IT 


15 


nn 

00 


Iz Mount rieasant,, 


do 




ID 


on 
00 


13 Stokes, 


do 


32 


15 


00 


14 Concord, 


do 


58 


20 


00 


i t\ rPVSPVAl'flnPP 
i ' 7 -L ci i5C V CI tlllOCj 


do 


50 


15 


00 


1h T\ ilwmninrr 

JL\J J.VX1 V> Illlllllg, 


do 


M 


15 


00 


17 Eagle, 


do 


71 


15 


00 


18 (roldpn "PI pppp 


do 


74 


15 


00 




do 


76 


15 


00 


20 OWitv 


do 


79 


15 


00 


21 Zion, 


No. 


81 


15 


00 


lviounb ivioiiaiij 


Q0 


Q9 


1 ^ 


00 


£& x? eliOTV ship, 


T 

00 


C'f 

o-± 


1 S 

10 


00 


CIA TV/T * Oi 

24 Morning btar, 


do 


Q C 

o» 


ID 


00 


2o Enfield, 


do 


©©• 
OO 


10 


oo 


/-» r> oil 1 

2b Skewarkee, 


do 


AA 

yU 


19 


Art 


Zi western otar, 


ffn 
UO 


01 

OX 


15 


00 


28 Joseph Warren. 


No. 


92 


15 


00 


29 Jerusalem, 


do 


95 


15 


00 


30 Saint John's, 


do 


96 


15 


00 


31 Wake Forest, 


. do 


97 


15 


00 


32 Hiram, 


do 


98 


15 


00 


33 Fulton, 


do 


£9 


15 


00 



143 00 



155 00 



105 00 



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55 



34 Catawba Val., for '53, 


No. 


100 


15 00 


35 Warren, 


do 


101 


15 00 


36 Columbus, 


do 


102 


15 00 


37 Knap of Reeds, 


do 


105 


15 00 


38 Perquimans. 


do 


106 


15 00 


39 Clinton, 


do 


107 


15 00 


40 Belmont, 


do 


108 


15 00 


41 Franklin, for 1853, 


do 


109 


15 00 


42 Wentworth, 


do 


111 


15 00 


43 Wayne, 


do 


112 


15 00 


44 Person, 


do 


113 


15 00 


45 Holly Spring, 


do 


115 


15 00 


46 Germanton, 


do 


116 


15 00 


47 Mount Lebanon, 


do 


117 


15 00 


48 Mount Herm?i.n, 


do 


118 


15 00 


49 Wm. R. Davie, 


do 


.119 


15 50 


50 Palestine, 


do 


120 


15 00 


51 Logan, 


do 


121 


15 00 


52 Tuscarora, 


do 


122 


15 00 


53 Franklinton, 


do 


123 


15 00 


54 Clinton, 


do 


124 


21 00 


55 Mill Creek 


do 


125 


15 00 


56 Sunsbury, 


do 


126 


15 00 


57 Blackmer, 


do 


127 


15 00 


58 TTanks 


do 


128 


15 00 


59 Dan River, 


do 


129 


15 00 


60 Conolio 


do 


131 


20 00 


\J JL V.L1UH1 \J\J f 


do 


132 


15 00 


62 Alamance, 


do 


133 


15 00 


63 Mocksville, 


do 


134 


15 00 


64 Black Rock, 


do 


135 


15 00 


65 Lincoln, 


do 


137 


15 00 


66 King Solomon, 


do 


138 


15 00 


67 Mount Energy, 


do 


140 


15 00 



150 00 



156 50 



150 00 



56 GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS, 



68 Carolina, 




No. 


141 




15 00 


CO Cane Creek, 




do 


142 




15 00 


70 Mount Vernon, 




do 


143 




15 00 


71 Taylor, 




do 


144 




15 00 


72 Junaluskee, 




do 


145 




15 00 


i 3 Cherokee, 




do 


146 




15 00 


74 Palmyra, 




do 


147 




20 00 


75 Wilson, 




do 


148 




15 00 


76 Adoniram 7 




do 


149 




15 00 


77 Hiram, 




do 


40 




15 00 


Rocky River Lodge No. 


151 


for Charter, 


$9 00 


Beaumon'o " 


it 


152 


a 


a 


9 00 


Emmaus v " 


a 


153 


a 


u 


9 00 


Yadkin u 


x 


154 


a 


a 


9 00 


Mount Airy " 


a 


155 


a 


a 


9 00 


Deep River " 


a 


156 


a 


a 


9 00 


Archer u 


u 


157 


a 


u 


9 00 


St, Pauls 


a 


158 


a 


a 


9 00 


Winston " 


a 


159 


a 


u 


9 00 


Pleasant Hill " 


a 


160 


ct 


a 


9 00 


Shallow Ford " 


U 


161 


a 


a 


9 00 



155 00 



$99 00 

Dispensation for Reynoldston Lodge, Gatesviile, 4 00 
" " Beaumont " . Chatham, 4 00 

" " Shallow Ford " " 4 00 

" " Winston, if ■ « 4 00 

" " Deep River " " 4 00 , 

20 00 



$1,291 50 

Jan y 4. Pee Dee Lodge, No. 150, for dues, $20 00 
Dis. for Colerain Lodge, Bertie co. 4 00 
" BufFaloe " Moore co. 4 00 
Dec. 6. Dis. for Union Lodge, Forsythe co. 4 00 
Jan. 11. Dues from Leaksville, No. 136, 10 00 1 
Ch'r. for Blackmer Lodge, No. 162, \ 9 qq 
" Reem's Creek, Buncombe, J 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



57 



Dues for Franklin Lodge, No. 109, 

for 1854, 14 00 

$66 00 



$1,357 50 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

P. A. HOLT, ) 
. J. M. JONES, I Committee. 

A. M. NOBLE, J 
Raleigh, December 7th, 1854. 

The report on Propositions and Grievances "was called up and 
read, and after some amendments, it was adopted : 

The Committee on Propositions and Grievances beg leave to 
report : That they have examined the case of Brother Samuel 
Rainy, suspended* by Greensboro' Lodge, No. 76. We find 
some irregularity in the proceedings, viz : That the accused 
was notified by a committee, instead of the Secretary, as the 
By-Laws of this Grand Lodge require, notwithstanding we re- 
commend that the action of Greensboro Lodge be confirmed. 

In answer to the first question of Greensboro Lodge, viz : 
Can a mason be arraigned and tried for unmasonic conduct 
generally ? Your committee are of opinion that he cannot. 

In answer to the second question," viz : Can Rainy now before 
the expiration of the term of his suspension be brought before 
the Lodge for unmasonic conduct during the term of his sus- 
pension ! We answer he cannot. 

In the case of Brother Martin Hanks, indefinitely suspended 
by Columbus Lodge, No. 102, your committee are of opinion 
that a less degree of punishment might have had a better effect 
in reforming tlie Brother. 

In the case of Brother T. T. Bains, expelled from Morning 
Star Lodge, No. 85, your committee find an irregularity, viz : 
That he was notified by a Brother appointed for the purpose, 
instead of the Secretary, as the B} T -Laws require. We recom- 
mend that the action of the Lodge be sustained. 

In the case of Ellis D. Gady, expelled from Kilwinning 
Lodge, No. 64, the proceedings are regular and the action of 
that Lodge ought to be sustained. 



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GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



In the cases of W. B. Ham, Randal Gilchrist and C. E. Me- 
Iver, expelled by a committee purporting to be of Phoenix 
Lodge, No. 8, your committee are at a loss what action they 
should take, as the proceedings in the cases are only the pro- 
ceedings of a committee and not of the Lodge, nor is there any 
evidence before your committee that this committee was ap- 
pointed by Phoenix Lodge. If the proceedings had in the 
above cases are intended to be the proceedings of Phoenix 
Lodge, No. 8, your committee would recommend that the cases 
be returned to Phoenix Lodge, with instructions from your 
Grand Body, that members of Lodges must be arraigned and 
tried by the Lodge and not by a committee, and that the trial 
should be conducted according to the constitution and By-Laws 
of this Grand Lodge. 

In the case of E. M. Elliott, expelled fron! Carolina Lodge, 
No. 141, your committee are of opinion that Brother E. M. 
Elliott ought to be restored to the rights and benefits of mason- 
ry, for two reasons : 1st, The trial was conducted while the 
Lodge was at refreshment, and your committee have no evi- 
dence that any of the officers of the Lodge were present ; and, 
2d, your committee are of opinion that the charges were insuffi- 
cient and not sustained. 

In the case of Henry A. King, expelled from Wake Forest 
Lodge, No. 97, your committee recommend that the action of 
that Lodge be confirmed. 

In the case of Thomas Young, expelled from Holly Spring, 
the action of the Lodge ought to be confirmed. 

In the case of J. C. Smyth, expelled from Catawba Valley 
Lodge, No. 100, we recommend that the action, of the Lodge 
be confirmed. 

In the case of the Itev'd Thales McDonald, expelled from 
Fulton Lodge, No. 99, your committee find the proceedings 
regular, and would recommend that the action of that Lodge 
be sustained. 

In the case of Brother Rhodes, expelled from Chalmers 
Lodge, we recommend that the action of that Lodge be sus- 
tained. 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



59 



In the case of Eli . Olive suspended by Fellowship Lodge, No. 
84, your committee are of opinion that the charges were not 
sustained, aud that the proceedings were in violation of the 
10th section, article 4th, of the By-Laws of this Grand Lodge,, 
requiring a vote of two-thirds, we therefore recommend that he 
be restored. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

Z. M. PASCIIALL, Ohm n. 
II. J. MA£ON. 

Bro. E. J. Lutterloh submitted the following resolution : 

Resolved, That Masters of Lodges shall not be rc quired to make 
returns as agents of St. John's College, unless they have some 
collections or subscriptions to report. 

Bro. Gardner submitted the following : ■ 

Resolved, That all Lodges hereafter chartered shall be num- 
bered according to the elate of their Charters, and that, in 
future, numbers rendered blank by the death of Lodges shall 
not be filled. 

. The Committee on the Grand Secretary's report, made the 

following report, which was read and adopted : 

To the Host Worshipful Grand Lodge of the State of N. C: 

The Committee to whom was referred the report of the Grand 
Secretary, and the examination of his books and vouchers, beg 
leave respectfully to report that they have carefully performed 
their duty : and it affords them a great deal of pleasure to say 
that they have found the report and vouchers entirely correct, 
so far as we have been able to judge. 

Resolved, That the salary of the Secretary be increased to 
two hundred dollars. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH GREEN, 
W. H. BEATTY, 
THOS. M. GARDNER, 

Bro. Beatty offered the following resolution : 
* Resolved, That the Grand Treasurer be required to tender to 
the Grand Officers of every Grand Communication all of their 
expenses incurred in attending said Communication. 

The Committee on accounts and claims against the Grand 



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GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



Lodge made the following report, which was read and adopted : 
To the Most Worshipful Grand lodge of North Carolina : 

The undersigned Committee, appointed on accounts and 
claims against the Grand Lodge, beg leave most respectfully ta 
submit the following report as the result of their investigations : 



Bro. Wm. C. Doub, for printing, 


$30 00 


Holden & Wilson, " 


4 50 


Seaton Gales, " 


4 50 


Jane Dumon, 


5 70 


James S. Terrell, 


33 25 


James S. Terrell, 


3 15 


Calvin Jordan, 


11 00 


Briggs & Dodd, 


10 00 


E. P, Guion, 


11 50 


Hillard L. Evans, 


6 75 



$120 60 

All of the above accounts have been examined and found 
correct and received, that they be allowed. 
Respectfully submitted, 

C. W. D< HUTCHINGS, Chair'n Com. 
Raleigh, Dec. 8, 1854. 

LIST OF TRUSTEES FOR ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE. 

R. W. Lassiter, N. E. Kennedy, J. R. Herndon, W. W. 
Young, G. D. Baskerville, J. C. TayLr, J. A. Whitaker, C. 
II. Jordan, D. Berry, E. L. Winslow, John Bullock, C. P. 
Mendenhall, P. W. Archer, P. H. Winston, J. L. Clements, J. 
G. Bynum, Joshua Roberts, M. A. Out en, A. T. Jerkins, K, 
Rayner, G. W. Collier, Thomas B. Nichols, E. W. Mumford, 
L. Blackmer, James W. Patton, P. W. Fanning, Jas. Reid, Z. 
M. Paschal!, L. S. Williams, Wm. P. TayloiyC. Leavenworth, 
S. N. Sloan, Wm. Lander, M. L. Wiggins, Jos. M. Cox, N. F. 
Reid, L. A. Jeffreys, Jos. Holt, J. T. Marriott, D. Patterson, 
R, P. Taylor, H. J.' Macon, A. Martin, Jas. H. Cherry, Na- 
thaniel T. Green, J. A. Graves, J. P. MooreJ Nathan Williams", 
Jas. T. Rives, Jas. A. May, J. T. Siler, L. H. B. Whitaker, 
Henry T. Clark, Pleasant Holt, Wm. K. Blake, L. C. Taylor, 
L. A. Paschall, J. A. Horner, J. L. Hargrave. 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS, 



61 



Bro. Henry W. Dunkley, was re-appointed Grand Lecturer 
for the ensuing year, his residence for the present is Clarks- 
ville, Va. 

Leaksville Lodge, No. 186, made returns after the adjourn- 
ment of the Grand Lodge, and Bro. W. T. Bain was appointed 
representative. 

The Grand Lodge having finished all the business submitted, 
was closed in ample form until the first Monday in December 
next. 



v 



SUBORDINATE LODGES 
Working under tJie 9 * Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Worth 

Carolina : 



St. John's 


No. 


1 


Wilmington. 


St. John's 


it 


3 


Newborn. 


Chalmers 


a 


4 


< Evans Mills, Moore county, 


Wliitesville 


a 


5 


Wliitesville, Columbus " 


Mount Carmel 


a 


6 


Scotts Hill, N. Hanover " 


Phoenix 


a 


' 8 


Fayetteville. 


Johnson Caswell 


u 


10 


Warrenton. 


Scotch Ireland 


a 


11 


Cowansville, Rowan county. 


Whit est one 


ii 


12 


Wakefield, Wake 


Rolesville 


u 


14 


Eolesville, " " 


American George 


a 


17 


Murfreesboro'. 


Mount Pleasant 


ti 


20 


Wake County. 


Phalanx 


a 


31 


Charlotte. 


Stokes 


a 


32 


Concord. 


Hiram 


a 


40 


Raleigh. 


Hall 


- a 


53 


. Indiantown, Currituck ,co. 


Concord 


a 


58 


Tarboro'. 


Perseverance 


a 


59 


Plymouth. 


Kilwinning 


a 


64 


Wadesboro'. 


Eagle 


U 


71 


Hillsboro'. 


Golden Fleece 


a 


74 


Milton. 


Widow's Son 


ii 


75 


Camden Court House. 


Greensboro' 


a 


76 


Greensboro'. 


Sharon 


if. 


78 


Greenville. 


Charity 


a 


79 


Windsor. 


Zion 


a 


81 


Trenton. 


Mount Moriah 


a 


82 


Statesville. 


Lafayette 


a 


83 


Jacksonville. 


Fellowship 


a 


84 


Smitlifield. 


Morning Star 


ii 


85 


Nashville. 


Enfield 


a 


88 


Enfield, Halifax county. 


Skewarkee 


a 


90 


Williamston. 


Joseph Warren 


a 


92 


Stantonsburg. 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS, 



03 



Western Star 


No. 


91 


Rutherfordton. 


Jerusalem 


a ■ 


95 


Hookerton, Green county. 


Saint John's 


u 


96 


Kinston. 


Wake Forest 


a 


97 


Forestville P. O. 


Hiram 


. u 


98 


Clinton. 


Fulton 


a 


99 


Salisbury. 


Catawba Valley 


a 


100 


Morganton. 


Warren 


a 


101 


Kenansville. 


Columbus 


a 


102 


Pittsboro'. 


Pasquanaux 


a 


103 


Elizabeth City. 


Orr 


a 


104 


Washington. 


Knap of Keeds 


a 


105 


Knap of Reeds, Granville co. 


Perquimans 


u 


106 


Hertford. 


Clinton 




10T 


Yanceyville. 


Belmont 


a 


108 


Faison's Depot, Duplin co. 


Franklin 


•a 


109 


Beaufort. 


Saint John's 


u 


110 


Smithville. 


Wentworth 


i'i 


111 


Wentworth. 


Wayne 


a 


112 


Everittsville. 


Person 


<i 


113 


Roxboro'. 


St. Alban's 


u 


114 


Lumberton. 


Holly Spring 


u 


115 


Holly Spring, Wake county. 


Germanton 


a 


116 


Germanton. 


Mount Lebanon 


u 


117 


Wilson, Wilson county. 


Mount Hermon 


u 


118 


AshevilTe. 


William R. Davie 


a 


119 


Lexington. 


Palestine 


a 


120 


Gold Hill, Rowan county. 


Logan 


a 


121 


Jamestown. 


Tuscarora 


■a 


122 


Oxford. 


Franklinton 


u 


123 


Franklinton P. O. 


* Clinton 


it 


124 


Louisburg. 


Mill Creek 


a 


125 


Johnston county. 


Sunsbury 


a 


126 


Gatesville. 


Blackmer 


a 


127 


Swift Island, Montgomery co. 


Hanks 


a 


128 


1 Franklinsville. 


Dan River 


a 


129 


Madison, Rockingham co. 


Fraternal 


a 


130 


Rawlinsburg, " " 


Conoho 


u 


131 


Hamilton, Martin, " 



64 


GItAND 


LODGE 


PROCEEDINGS. 


Kaaiance 


No. 132 


Cl TT'll 

bnow Hill. 


Alamance 


u 


133 


r~<. i a. l 

Graham, Alamance. 


Mocksville 


u 


134 


TV T 1 "11 

Mocksville. 


lilack liock 




135 


Robeson s Jr. 0., Brun. co. 


Leaksville 


a 


136 


T 1 "11 TD , ' • \ _ 

Leaksville, Koeiangham co. 


T ' 1 

Lincoln 


a 


13T 


T " 1 j. 

Lmcomton. 


King Solomon 


a 


138 


Long Creek, N. Hanover co. 


Wilson 


u 


139 


Gaston. 


Mount Energy 


u 


140 


Tranquility, Granville co. 


Carolina 


a 


in 


Carolina College. 


Can§ Creek 


a 


142 


bandy Grove, Chatham co ty. 


Mount Vernon 


a 


143 


r\ '\ i < , t> f\ cc cl 

Ghoison sr. I). " . 


1 ay lor 


a 


144 


Mt. rleasant, Cnailiam fc 


Junaluskee 


a 


145 


„^1,T - TIT „ „ „ ci 

Jbranklm, Macon '* 


Cherokee 


a 


146 


TVT , 1 , m 1 „~ 

Murpliy, Cherokee 


Palmyra 


u 


14T 


Averasboro . 


VYilson 


a 


148 


New Institute, Irede 11 county. 


Adoniram 


a 


149 


Young's M Roads, Granville. 


Fee Dee 


<< 


150 


Albemarle, btanly county. 


Kocky Kiver^ 


No. 


151 


Mudliclc, Chatham county. 


Beaumont* 


a 


152 


Beaumont Jr. U., Chat, co. 


T71 -A: 

EiHimaus''' 


a 


153 


Haclley s Mills, 


1 aclkin* 


a 


154 


Yadkinsville, Yadkin county. 


Mount Airy* 


a 


155 


Mount Airy, Jr. U., burry co. 


Deep lirver* 


u 


156 


jDunaloe I 1 orcl, iianclolpn 


A „1 -t- 

Archer* 


a 


157 


Creechville, Johnston 


Samt rauls* 


a 


158 


_Beatty s Bridge, ±>laden 


W mston* 


u 


159 


Winston, Forsythe 


"Ol _ > x T T ^ IT 

rleasant lliij. 1 




160 


xatterson s iotoie, ixiamance. 


Shallow Ford* 


a 


161 


Shallow Ford, do 


Blackmer* 


ft 


162 


Reems Creek, Buncomb co. 



* New Lodges. 



A CARD. 



TO THE MASONIC FRATERNITY IN N. CAROLINA. 

Brethren You will perceive by the foregoing Proceed- 
ings, that a Committee was appointed by your Grand Lodge, 
to compile a history of our Order in the State. Such a work 
is much needed, and such an one may be rendered valuable, if 
we take the necessary interest in it. Let each one of us try 
to aid the committee all we can, by furnishing them with all 
the old Masonic documents that may be in our power. The 
records of the Grand Lodge for a number of years are lost ; 
any brother who can procure copies of the Proceedings of either 
of those years, and forward them to Bro. James Banks, of Fay- 
etteville, (free of charge,) will confer a favor on the whole fra- 
ternity in North Carolina, 

As well as I can ascertain, the Proceedings of the following 
years are missing, viz : from 1-787 to 1809, inclusive, 1808, 
1810, '11, '12, '13, '14, '15, '16, '17, '18, '19, '20, '21, '22, 
'25, '27, '29. 

It is believed, by diligence and attention on the part of the 
brethren, most, if not all, the missing numbers may be recovered. 

C. H. JORDAN, G. M. 



RETURNS. 



STATE OF THE LODGES 
Working under the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of North 
Carolina, which have made Returns at the present Commiini- • 
nation. 

ST. JOHN'S LODGE, No. 1, WILMINGTON. 

OFFIGEHB. 

Alfred Martin, Worshipful Master ; R Morris, Senior War- 
den; Thos M Gardner, Junior Warden.; A J Howell, Secretary 
D Teller, Treasurer ; E J Lutterloh, Senior Deacon ; J II 
Monk, Junior Beacon; P G Rankin,, Inner Guard; II W Foy,, 
Tyler.. 

MEMBERS.., • 

B' E Adams-, T Burr, Jr, Past Master, B G Bates, II M 
Bishop, John Banks, A W Burr, Past Master, James Burner, 
S R Bunting, John Bishop, D E Bunting, Thos Cowan, Miles 
Costin, John Crone, M Cronly, Abram Cooper, G W Croom,.. 
Thomas B Carr, D* Cashwell, /J W K Dix, Owen Fennel], F W 
Fanning, Past Grand Master,. 0 L Eillyaw, D M Foyles, Geo 
S Gillespie, Thos F Gause, W W Harriss, Geo HarrisSj E Hans- 
ley, Wm Huntington, W C Howard, 0 Holmes, H Hirsh, N T 
Harriss, L B Huggins,. J J Hedrick, E D Hall, W G Jones, . 
B.J Jacobs, A J King, J R Ken py S King, Jas Knight, S Kahn- 
weiler, D Kahnweiler, B F Keith, J<Lyon, D A Lamont, A 
Lamont, R Lee, HS Laugjilin, John T Miller,. Thos D Meares,., 
T Marshall, D McMillan, F McMillan; A McRae, Jr, C McMil- 
lan^ J MeLanahan, G W Moore, A Mclnnis, J Mayer, J M Monk, 
J Northop, J Nutt,.. N E Nixon, W J, Rriee r .E T Pigford, S J 
Person, R G Rankin, II P Russell, T F Robeson, J R Russell,, 
Julius Scott, A C Smith, James Snow, J A Taylor, S D Wallace, , 



68 1 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS, 



J H Wright, Jas Stokely, S' Teller, R B Wood, T C Worth, 
W A Walker, W S Anderson, J A Shine, L C Turner, J J Mc- 
Callum, B B Brown, J T Heins, A T Frost, A L Schreiner, T 
W Dunham, W II McDonnel, Elisha Green, M Nenhoff, W H 
Turlington. 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

John Walker, Sr., J Hathaway, Jas F McRee, Sr., Jas L 
Corbett, Geo R French, E P Hall, R S McComber, J R Whita- 
ker, B Buxter, B. Hallett, T Loring, W Murphy, W J Price, 
Jas F Post, Jas Cassidy, A A Wanet, Geo 0 Yan Amringe, 
A P Repiton, V N Cameron, W N Peden, W D Smith, L H 
Marsteller, James T Morris, D McRae, R Strange, A McRae, 
Jr, J T Schonwald, C D Ellis, J G Carr, D Sherwood. 

Initiated 6 ; Passed 10 ; Raised 11 ; One Death ; No Suspen- 
sion ; No Expulsion ; No Withdrawal ; Rejected 2. Whole No. 
105. 

Regular meetings — last Thursday in each month. 
ST. JOHN'S, No. 3, NEWBERN. 

OFFICERS. 

D S Willis, Worshipful Master ; J D Flanner, Senior Warden ; 
J M F Harrison, Junior Warden ; W G Singleton, Secretary ; 
C S Allen, Treasurer ; D W Hurtt, Senior Deacon ; S Attmore, 
Junior Deacon; Rev T P Ricaud, Chaplain; Wm H Jones, 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

A T Jerkins, Past Grand Master, James Haywood, Past 
Master, John Harvey, Past Master, M A Outten, Past Master, 
E F Smallwood, Past Master, L R Clark, Wm G Hall, Wm S 
Webb, Wm H Hancock, 0 S Dewey, Geo Cooper, J A Brook- 
field, John S Hunter, H P Whitehurst, Joseph S Fowler, John 
N Benners, Ed R Stanly, S W Chadwick, S D Sparrow, Lacy 
Phillips, Peter Custis, A J Willis, Samuel Bishop, Thomas R 
Wilson, M Matthews, B F Borden, B M Cook, E Hanks, J W 
Baxter, W S Delamar, W W Ormsbee, Wm Brewer, Rev W N 
Hawks, Wm J Parks, George Green ? Wm C Hunter, Wm C 
Pittman, Wm C French, J D Whiteford, Henry Beaufort, Joseph 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS* 69 

W Jones, R A Russell, Thos G Wilson, E S Hunter, J A Simp- 
son, John Littleton, J G Arthur, J A Hartley, C C Clark, F 0 
Metts, C S Primrose, J A Gray, J L Gardner, R S Primrose, A 
Miller, W H Marshall, Aug Latham, W F Wetherington, D D 
Sirmond, A Lownstein, N Jackson, A T N Rolfe, J H Richard- 
son, J B Moore, I Disosway, H C Wood, J B Stanly, Z Brown, 
W Weinstein, W H Oliver, John F Jones, B A Oglesby, Joseph 
L Rhim, Needham Case, C LowenlbuFg, G W Wallace, Wm 
Wilson, Thos C Wallace, H 0 Wood, D T Canaway, Francis 
Hawks, H H Brinson, C A Hart, John A Hodge, B J Perkins, 
John Blackwell, Samuel Oliver, S B Forbes, Alexander Mason, 
J C Cole, Thos Jerkins, James Jones. 

Initiated 12, Passed 11, Raised 9, Admitted 2, Withdrawn 4, 
Died 3, Residents not Masons 10. Whole No. 85. 

CHALMERS, No. 4, EVAN'S MILL. 

OFFICERS. 

R A Stuart, Worshipful Master ; W A Hayes, Senior War- 
den ; H Gilliam, Junior Warden ; W Gilbert, Treasurer ; J A 
Chalmers, Secretary ; Z Burroughs, Senior Deacon ; A W 
Jones, Junior Deacon; James Tilman, Tyler; D R Mcintosh 
and W Tally, Stewards. 

MEMBERS. 

K Gibbs, 0 S Yarbrough, A J Wilson, W McLane, W Mc- 
Donald, B Tally, R H Davis, A W Palmer, R Frasier, C 
Chalmers, B Burroughs, W Farrar, G G Temple, A D Henley,. 
J Gant, William Mcintosh, C Harrington, George Fooshee, A 
P Barker, R D Palmer, C McCrummin, R Street, K Wortley, 
E Harrington, D McDugald, D Sinclair, J G Fooshee, J A 
Nicholson, P G Evans, A MeFadgen, C W Carrol, J A Mcin- 
tosh, S A Cameron, J D Mclver, M M McRae, D M Sinclair, 
A D Mclver, Daniel Mclver, John Mclver, D B Mclver, J W 
Berryman, W W Campbell, Thomas Doherty, S Ellis, R C 
Drake, W Rhodes. 

Initiated 33, Passed 33, Raised 33, Expelled 1, Residents 
not members 1 — Whole No. 55. 

The stated meetings of this Lodge are held on the first and-, 
third Thursdays of each month. 



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GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



WHITE SVILLE, No. 5, WHITES VILLE, 

OFFICERS. 

Alfred Smith, Worshipful Master; Calvin Haynes, Senior 
Warden ; Alva Smith, Junior Warden ; A JButner,* Secretary; 
Warren Haynes, Treasurer ; W S Qhaffin, Senior Deacon; A J 
Drake, Junior Deacon; J B Stanley, Tyler. 

MEMBERS.. 

Alfred Smith, Calvin Haines, Alva Smith, A J Butner, W 
Haynes, A J Drake, J B Stanley, J M Reeves, Win J Sessions, 
W K Gore, E A, J M Mills. 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

E H White, E D Richardson, Benj Manning, W W Wayne. 
Initiated 3, Passed 2, Raised 3, Withdrawn 1, Resident Ma- 
sons not members 4. — Whole No. 11. 

Regular meetings first Saturday in each month. 

MOUNT CARMEL, No. 6, SCOTT'S HILL. 

OFFICERS. 

Joseph M Foy, Worshipful Master ; Ed W Williams, Senior 
Warden ; N T Nixon, Junior Warden; D L Sanders, Treasurer; 
D R Gointo, Secretary; D J Nixon, Senior Deacon ; B.CNixon, 
Junior Deacon ; H R Foy, Tyler ; 

MEMBERS. 

L J McClammy, Wm M Walsh, J Bishop, S Adkinson, D 
Sparkemon, Wm Battson, R C Nixon, H R Foy. 
Initiated 3, Raised 3, Passed 3. 
Meet last Saturday in each and every month. 

PHCENIX, No. 8, FAYETTEVILLE. 

OFFICERS. 

A M Campbell, Worshipful Master; Geo Lander, Senior 
•Warden ; W J Yates, Junior Warden ; J B Ferguson, Secreta- 
ry ; Warren Prior, Treasurer ; B F Pearce, Senior Deacon ; 
John Lawrence, Junior Deacon ; J B Walton, Steward and 
Tyler ; Rev. James McDaniel, Chaplain. 

MEMBERS. 

John McRae, Joseph Arey, Duncan McNeill, Wm. Mitchell, 
J A McRae, E L Winslow, James Dodd, Isham Blake, William 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 71 

Warden, Rob't Strange, Jr., Arch'd McMillan, Angus McKen* 
eie, Alexander Murchison, James Banks, D M Bine, A P Hurt, 
James Mc Gil vary, Henry Erambert, Edwin Gflover, E Turling- 
ton, John W Murphy, R H Murphy, B Fitzrandolph, J A 
McDowell, J B McDonald, J E McMaster, HMO Luther, J 
A McLauchlin, 1 W D Bruton, W Draughon, Jas 1ST Crosby, C 
W Andrews, J W Monk, D J McAlister, A J Jones, George 
Brandt, A H Whitfield, D G McDuffie, George Cromartie, Thos 
McDowell, Nathan King, Bev C F Harris, Bev D S Williams, 
Rev C P Jones, M W Jessup, J McD Jessup, D Callyham, J 
D Bine, R J Cam, W Melvin, R P Melvin, J T Council, W J 
Smith, J B Masamore, J T Honrine, J L Bryant, A S McKay 
P P Rollins, Joseph Melvin, S S Arey, J E Carter, A R Cros- 
land, Darius Carter, W S Fowlkes, J H Guy, W B Smith, 
R D Davis, William Alderman, William Butler, J B Starr, J 
M Williams, Williamson Whitehead, J C Baker, A N McDon- 
ald, H C Lucas, James W Dick, James McPherson, Thos R 
Underwood, Samuel H Pemberton, John D Williams, David 
Wemyss, Samuel E Johnson, S F Yenaole, Joseph A Worth. 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Daniel Sutherland, Daniel Baker, N A Ramsey, J C Poe, 
Geo McNeill, Thos J Curtis, J S Raboteau, N A Stedman, W 
I Home, Thos Waddill, J W B Lasater, W J Anderson, J 
Maxwell, J W Sandford, E J Hale, 0 P Stark, t> G McRae, 
Alfred Y Phillips, Charles Banks, John Winslow, Allen Davis. 

Initiated 14, Passed 15, Raised 16, Suspended 1, Expelled 2, 
Admitted 5, Withdrawn 2, Died 1, Residents not members 12- — 
Whole number 114. 

Regular meetings first and third Fridays in each month. 

JOHNSTON CASWELL, No. 10, WARRENTON. 

OFFICERS. 

P J Turnbull, Worshipful Master ; J W Fisher, Senior War- 
den ; W H JBobbitt, Junior Warden; RA Ezell, Secretary; 
T S Brownlow, Treasurer ; H G Goodloe, Senior Deacon ; J 
August, Junior Deacon ; J A Collins, Steward and Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

k J Macon, W P White, E C Waddill, N T Green, John 



72 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



Read, Rev Wm Burge, P D Powell, C B Allen, J W Alston, 
Thos J Holt, Jos M Williams, W W Alston, S A Williams, jr., 
J P Shearin, S E Philips, W C Crabtree, J C Green, Thomas 
J Judkins, L 0 Wilcox, J J Egerton, TJ Alston, Key Wm II 
Bobbitt, Rev A Norman, Rev B S Turner, Geo D Baskeryille, 
J K Goodloe, K P Alston, M K Beckham, J L Evans, J A 
King, H T Egerton, J J M Collins, L Bobbitt, J P Harris, 
Wm Mathews, W R Thornton E A, Wm W Daniel, M W 
Ransom F 0, A G Jones, Robt London, G H Macon, Ridley 
Browne, J F Browne, B B Baker, L Upshur, C J Jones, H J 
Jones, R H Jones, Rev Levi Perkinson, E A, J W Riggan, F 
C, W H Merriman, W R Mountcastle. 

Initiated 5, Passed 4, Raised 3, Admitted 3, Withdrawn 3, 
Died 1 — Whole number 60. 

Meetings held fourth Friday evening in each month, and also 
Tuesday evenings in each court week, and on 24th June and 
27th December. 

SCOTCH IRELAND, No. 11, C 0 WANS YILLE . 

OFFICERS. 

Jas G Ramsay, Worshipful Master ; D B Wood, Senior War- 
den; W P Burke, Junior Warden : A Torrence, Secretary ; T 
A Burke, Treasurer; H H Dent, Senior Deacon; W A Lucky, 
Junior Deacon ; A Henley, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

W D Marshall, C C Krider, T A Allison, T N Renshow, R 
Harris, T J Gillespie, J R Knox, D Fleming, R W Griffith, J 
W Steel, John M Ellis, W Emmerson.— Whole No. 20. 

Initiated 4, Passed 4, Raised 4, Withdrawn 3, Died 1, Re- 
jected 1. 

WHITESTONE, No. 12, WAKEFIELD. 

OFFICERS. 

Daniel B Griffin, Worshipful Master ; B T Strickland, Senior 
Warden ; Wm H Hood, Junior Warden ; J M Taylor, Secreta- 
ry i Wm S Cheves, Treasurer; Harrington Daniel,, Senior 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



73 



Deacon ; Rev Ellen Mecom, Junior Deacon ; Dossey II Bunn, 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

William Pulley, A Richardson, A J Foster, Harris Daniel, 
Acrel Pierce, Rev L B Hoston, James Woodroe, Wm Privett, 
Passun Nichols, Henderson Hocuit, Calvin J Pippin, E H 
Woodard, B C Strickland, Robt S Perry, John Chamblee, 
Burtis Cane, Jacob Daniel, Kinchen H Bailey, Wm E Stott, 
Blake Baker, Wm S Harris, Wm Ballentine, Ashley L Bunn, 
Jordan S Williams, Eli Strickland. 

Initiated 9, Passed 8, Raised 5, Admitted 1, Rejected 6-— 
Whole No. 33. 

Time of meeting, fourth Saturday in each month. 

ROLESVILLE, No. 14, ROLESVILLE. 

OFFIC ERS. 

John M Flemming, Worshipful Master; Willie D Jones, 
Senior Warden ; Jas S Moring, Junior Warden ; Isham Young, 
Treasurer ; Thomas J Terrell, Secretary ; Jas M Terrell, Se- 
nior Deacon ; H H Hodge, Junior Deacon ; Benjamin Young, 
Tyler ; James B. Bedford, and Plilliard W Jones, Stewards. 
M-E M b e R s . 

F H Perry, M II Horton, W A Horton, H Scarboro, F 
Young, A S Gill, Z Peacock, Bennet Perry, J R Jeffreys, A 
R Young. 

Initiated 6, Passed 6, Raised 6, Admitted 3, Withdrawn 
l—Whole No. 20. 

AMERICAN GEORGE, No. 17, MUSFREESBOROV 

OFFICERS. 

F M Capehart, Worshipful Master; F A Nolly, Senior 
Warden ; A E Grant, Junior Warden ; George Britt, Secretary ; 
E Carter, Treasurer; R Beal, Senior Deacon; Jesse Darden, 
Junior Deacon; G D Parker, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

A W Moore, J R Darden, A Britt, James Early, P Jordan, 



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W H Darden, J C Jenkins, F C, D L McGhlon, W S Bynum, 
H F Hart, Isaac Baughan, Samuel Darden, Elisha Johnston, 
J P Brigder, E S Hill, J J Rocheal, J T Beaman, Peter Copes, 
E A, Martin Sikes, A J Askew, J H Bishop, Jesse Darden, R E 
Beal, JL Smith, H Francis, A J Winboon, W T Payn, H Griffin, 
W Beal, II M Hays, A D Winboon, A 0 Askew, J P Lee, C 
H Stephenson, T W Agleston, F C, Lemuel Evans, F C, Joseph 
Smith, Wm Jones, Thos Martin, Kenneth Rayner, S Worrell, 
Abner Carter, Isaac Pipkin, C Britt, A P Ralls. 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Charles Vann, James Flythe, R S Parker, T J Deans, R II 
Worthington, Samuel Moore, Jas Magget, E D Britt, A W 
Darden, Wm Dunning, L Ely, Dr R H Shields, J A Anderson, 
Wm Boon, Thos S Riddick, Jacob Alphins, Wm Hays, Howell 
Jones. — Whole No. 72. 

Initiated 13, Passed 12, Raised 10, Admitted 1, Withdrawn 
6, Died 3. 

MOUNT PLEASANT, No. 20, ROGER'S STORE. 

OFFICERS . 

Willis S Thompson, Worshipful Master ; Calvin J Rogers, 
Junior Warden ; William A Allen, Treasurer ; Solomon J Allen, 
Secretary ; John M Ferrell, Senior Deacon, Romulus L Allen, 
Junior Deacon; Brockner Ray, Joseph M Mangum, Stewards^; 
R 0 Hooker, Chaplin ; Leroy A Moore, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

William. G Allen, George Piper, Willie Atkinson, Adonirto 
J Thompson, Alexander C Jones, Sander Penny, Seth Penny, 
W C Page, A M Blake, F C, Moses H Allen, F C, Alfred S 
Thompson, F C, G W Allen, E A, J H Thomas, E A. — Whole 
No. 23. 

Initiated 15, Passed 13, Raised 12, Admitted 1, Withdrawn 
1, Resident not member %. 

Regular communication Tst Saturday in each month. 



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PHALANX, No. 31, CHARLOTTE. 

OFFICERS. 

Sam'l J Lowrie, Worshipful Master ; M L Wriston, Senior 
Warden ; J S Benyhill, Junior Warden ; P J Lowrie, Secreta- 
ry ; C Overman, Treasurer ; B H Davidson, Senior Deacon ; E 
H Moss, Junior Deacon ; R W Moore, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

T C Allison, D Asbury, E H Andrews, J W Adams, R H 
Brawley, A R Bamhardt, M Baum,, H Beck man, G 0 Ca^liey, 
Asa Chelson, A N Colin, C L Clawson, W J Curiton, R S 
Colvert, B F Davidson, Levi Drucker, W M Edwards, W W 
Elms, Wm Fry, J P Gillispie, A M Gillispie, J R Gillispie, T 
D Gillispie, A Graham, J H Grier, J K Harrison, F Horah, J 
F Irwin, Wm Johnson, Rob't Knox, D Ledwill, R G McLain, 
R H Maxwell, J W Osborne, John Philan, J M Potts, A C 
Steele, A Seller, R Shaw, R. Stewart, Alexander Springs, II G 
Springs, S N Stowe, J M Saunders, Jonas Rudisill, R M Rob- 
inson, R A Ross, F M Ross, J P Ross, J W Ross, D L Rea, 
Wm Tiddy, Thos. Trotter, J Trotter, E Terres, L S Williams, 
S N Weddington, S H Walkup, C Wilson. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

Wm Davidson, R F Davidson, C E Spratt, Brian James, W 
F Davidson, P C Caldwell, David Elias, S P Alexander, A H 
Martin, S W Davis, A C Williamson, T J Holton, Sam'l Taylor. 

Initiated 4, Passed 2, Raised 3, Died 1— Whole No. 80. 

; STOKES, No. 32, CONCORD. 

OFFICERS. 

L L Bingham, Worshipful Master ; E R Gibson, Senior 
Warden ; A J Yorke, Junior Warden ; Wm H Stanley, Secre- 
tary ; Geo W Kestler, Treasurer ; Robt S Young, Senior Dea- 
con ; R P Bessent, Junior Deacon ; Jas C Benson, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

K P Harris, Daniel Coleman, C N White, M L Bost, Jas If 
Brown, W F Nicholson, J T Houston, Wm Frew, J D Frazier, 
S W Bracken, A C McRee, Sem, A C McRee, Jr., J A Gibson, 



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*EFD McRee, H A Brantley, R W Allison, G G Smith, 
Walter B Smith, A A Smithdeal, Wm F Phifer, J L Bost, C 
F Harris, E M Cowel, Jno W Reid, E A., Jno McDonald, J A 
Patterson, Jethro Rumple, JF A Mellon, Jno Rogers. 

Initiated 3, Passed % Raised 2, Suspended 1, Admitted 1, 
Withrawn 1, Died 1, Resident not member 1 — Whole No. 36. 

HIRAM, No. 40, RALEIGH. 

OFPICESS. 

C W D Hutchings, Worshipful Master; Albert Johnson, 
Senior Warden; James M Betts, Junior Warden; Eldridge 
Smith, Treasurer ; William T Bain, Secretary ; William C Doub, 
Senior Deacon ; Drury King, Junior Deacon; James S Terrell, 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

William J Lougee, Willie W Johnson, H P Tucker, William 
F Collins, James D Royster, Robert W Seawell, William D 
Cooke, William D Haywood, John J Christophers, OL Burch, 
Henry W Miller, Thomas R Fentress, John II Manly, James 
M Harris, John W Cosby, Eli Dupree, Solomon King, William 
J Clark, William G Hill, K W Petersilie, Isaac Proctor, Wm 
H High, Thompson White, John R Whitaker, Joseph Wolter- 
ing, Joseph J Ryals, Louis Menclelsphon, Thomas R Debnam, 
Aaron Wol worth, Ira Beckwith, M B Barbee, Calvin Jordan, 
Joseph L Britt, John M Williams, P F Pescud, M L Purdue, 
C E Regan, Willis D Williams, Burton Dupree, Calvin Betts, 
Wiatt J Holloman, Jas M Pool, Sam'l G Dupree. 

Initiated 7, Passed 7, Raised 6, Admitted 2, Withdrawn 
6— Whole No. 51. 

CONCORD No. 58, TARBOROUGH. 

OFFICERS. 

James Mehegen, Worshipful Master ; H T Clark, Senior 
Warden ; Mayo Worsley, Junior Warden ; Louis Bond, Treasu- 
rer ; Louis C Pender, Secretary ; David Cobb, Senior Deacon ; 
B W Mabrey, Junior Deacon ; Jno H H Leigh, Tyler. 



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MEMBERS. 

Jo S Pender, William Harrell, Nathan Adams, Thomas 0 
Hussey, Wm S Long, L B Brown, Kenneth Thigpen, Rev Jno 
F Speight, Geo C Sugg, Noah Leggett, Benj Batts, Geo A 
Meeks, B B Barron, M C Cherry, Elisha Cromwell, John J 
Garrett, Andrew J Cotten, Gray Cobb, Joshua L Horn, John 
Knight, Sen., RH Pender, Nathan Mathewson, Jas Carney, A 
J M Whitehead, James Pender, Dr Joseph J Garrett, Wm D 
Mercer, Wm S Baker, J J B Pender, Samuel Marshbon, Jno 
0 Oats, John Knight, Jr., Wm F Barron, Newsom Alsobrook, 
Samuel Hyman, W W Harper, Charles Mabrey, Wm D Petway, 
Dr John R Mercer, Bennett P Pitt, Britton Howell, Thomas 
Oberry, Frederick D Little, William Norfleet, James A Cobb, 
Wm F Mercer, David B Bell, Jo D Jenkins, Wm S Duggin, 
L S Dunn, Frank M Parker, L D Johnson, Robt D Johnson, 
David Pender, Dr A S Cotten, E G Worsley, Joseph II Brown, 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Dr P S Sugg, Dr N J Pittman, Jesse H Powell, Robert D 
Wimberly, Dr J J Philips, Robert Norfleet, Rob't R Bridgers, 
Jno F Hughes, Benj M Jackson, Charles E Neal. * 

Initiated 2, Passed 2, Raised 4, Admitted 3, Withdrawn 2, 
Died 2, Residents not masons 10 — Whole No. 65. 

Regular meeting the third Saturday in each month. 

PERSEVERANCE No. 59, PLYMOUTH. 

OFFICERS. 

Isaac Kelly, Worshipful Master ; William Bagley, Senior 
Warden ; Enoch Jones, Junior Warden ; Joseph Ramsay, Treas- 
urer ; R H Bennett, Secretary ; F F Fagan, Semor Deacon ; 
Geo W Pearce, Junior Deacon ; Jos A Spruill and B W Foster,, 
Stewards ; Wiley Whitaker, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Jno McC Boyle, Thos E Pender, F F Fagan, H H Spruill, 
Jas Magee, Geo W Pearce, Lockhart Williams, James RDillin, 
N D Norman, Goodman Durdon, Rob't Y Owens, John S Chat- 
ten, John Brown, James Brofy, G J Cherry, Jos B Griffin, J 
G Griffin, Edgar Hanks, Francis O'Neal, Hez Owens, John F 



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Phelps, Chas G Phelps, Jas W Sikes, Willis W Styron, S II 
Sample, Hardy Hardison, John J Lansdell, J M Alexander,. 
Benj P Sikes, G W Snell, W W Ward, Franklin Ward, Joseph 
Bratten, Dan'l Buckley, Silas Murray, John Simmons, H A 
Gilliam, S W Davenport, S H Reasley, Thos W Skirvin, Thos 
H Gilliam, James M White, Thos B Nichoils. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS 1 . 

Sam'l P Gaylord, J C Norcom*, J W Bell, A Winchell, J C 
Pettijohn, T S Armstead, Richard Wood, W D Tate. 

Initiated 7, Passed 7, Raised 7, Admitted 1, Withdrawn 4, 
Died 1, Residents not members 8 — Whole No. 52... 

KILWINNING, No. 64, WADESBORO'. 

OFEIOERS . 

A Little, Worshipful Master; John Q, McPherson, Senior 
Warden; John Boylin, Junior Warden; Thomas G Saunders,. 
Treasurer ; F M Paul, Secretary; Eli Freeman, Senior Deacon ; 
L R Le Grand, Junior Deacon ; George W Willougbly, Tyler. 

M E M BERS. 

A Little, Dr W G Jones, Jno Q McPherson, H D Maehen, , 
L Wollen, Thos Jenkins, T A Vestal, Dr W A Glass, Rev 0 
Scovile, J T Streator, Dr G W Tray wick, John Boylin, T G 
Saunders, Eli Freeman, S D Wayrick, L R Le Grand,., Jos Jno 
Cox, John P Little, M S Austin, E H. Streater, F M Paul, G 
W Willougbly, C A Frazier, T Hendley, E R Siles, M C Yick, 
J D Smith, J L Ingram, Jno Chears, H M Ingram^ Wm Trddy, 
Jr, Rev E David, A W Alexander, Rich Buchanan, E A. 

RESIDENT MASON NOT MEMBER.. 

Gen A. J Dargan. 

Initiated 9, Passed 9, Raised 9, Expelled!, Resident Masons 
n,ot members 1.— Whole No. 34: 

EAGLE, No. 71, HILLSBOROUGH*. 

OFFICERS., 

Thomas Webb, Worshipful Master; Edwin A Heartt, Senior 
Warden; David T Tinnin, Junior Warden-; Joseph Allison, 
Jireasursr ; John D Wilbon, Secretary ; Henry K Nash, Senior 



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Peacon ; Thomas J Strayhorn, Junior Deacon ; Rob't F Pleas- 
ants,. Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

John Berry, John J Freeland, Pride Jones, George Laws^, 
Hon Frederick Nash, William Nelson, William T Shields, Sol- 
omon Allen, J Iverson Allen, John J Allison, Giles Allison, , 
John Q Anderson, William H Brown, William S Atkins, Wm. 
F Bason, Samuel Bracken, John Cameron, Thomas J Gate,.. 
Wiat Cate, Burrhus Cheek, C L Cooley, John A Cbx, John 
Culbreth, James A Dean, Alex Dickson, Wm Dickson, J C 
Douglas, Bartlett L Durham, C J Freeland, Franklin R Free- 
man, Dennis Heartt, William Horton, William P Hughs, Jas 
A Lea, Moses Leathers, John F Lyon, Thomas Lynch, H 
Crawford McCauley, William McCown, Andrew C Murdock, 
Samuel P Moore, Stephen Moore, William S Moore, Daniel A 
Montgomery, James M Palmer, James H Parish, George Piper, 
Henry Richards, Willie N Strayhorn, Samuel D Schoolfield, 
Edward M Scott, Geo Tate, James C Turner, Jas S Watson, 
C H Wiley, Samuel B Wood,, Madison Wilkerson, William J 
Freeland, W Johnston Freeland, Wm DFaucett,.J A Faucetty 
Calvin E Parish, Noah Trice, John A McMannen, G Monro 
Hazell, Jn f o McCraken, James W Lancaster, James Gill, James 
Lea, John M Wolf, W G Strayhorn, Wm- N Paterson, Thomas 
W Guthrie, J> L Moore, Thomas V White, Robert F Morris, 
Robert M Jackson, David T Gordon, Thomas S Cate, James 
Parks, D L F Atkinson, John Holloway, Robert N Hall, Chas 
Wilson., 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

Hon John L Bailey, Charles M Latimer, John McCbwn, 
Edmund Strudwick, Antonio DeMartino, Daniel D Phillips. 

Initiated 13, Passed 14, Raised 12, Admitted 2, Withdrawn 
1, Residents not members 6 — Whole No. 97. 

Regular Meetings first Friday in every month, and Tuesday 
af every County Court. 



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GOLDEN FLEECE, No. 74, MILTON. 

OFFICERS. 

Robert H Lewis, Worshipful Master ; Alfred L Ball, Senior 
Warden; Jno W Lewis, Junior Warden; Jarvis Frion, Trea- 
surer ; W R Hill, Secretary ; David Patterson, P M, Senior 
Deacon ; Samuel B Jennings, Junior Deacon; Wm H Kersey, 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

John Word, Thomas A Don oho, Charles R Dodson, Fleming 
Word, William Irvine, jr, N E Graves, B Hines, J M Allen, 
Rev Jno H Lacy, Geo W Thompson, B F Stanfield, E B Holden, 
I 0 Minger, R G Dunn.— Whole No. 22. 

Initiated 2, Passed 2, Raised 2, Withdrawn 5, Resident not 
members 5. 

The regular communications of this Lodge are held on the 
1st Tuesday of each month, and on the Festivals of St. John 
the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist. 

GREENSB OROUGH, No. 76, GREENSBOROUGEL 

OFFICERS. \ 

John L Cole, Worshipful Master ; J F Howlett, Senior War- 
den ; J B Gretter, Junior Warden; T J Patrick, Secretary ; 
J A Houston, Traasurer;-J Kirkman, Senior Deacon; J Sears, 
Junior Deacon; H J Warren, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Peter Adams, D E Albright, George Albright, jr., William 
Archer, H H Brady, Robt Denny, C F Deems, A M Burch, 
Thos Davis, Wm A Dunn, Dr James Dick, Oliver Boon, H W 
Cole, J J Chitty, C A Colby, J Edney, A B Gardner, A T 
Gorrell, E T Garrett, B G Graham, D P Gregg, J W Howlett, 
John Hiatt, Joab Hiatt, Nathan Hiatt, Peter Harris, J B Hos- 

kins, Ho skins, W S Hill, jr, E Hauser, Jabis Invin, M 

Jordan, J F Jollie, E B Joice, J H Livingston, J H Lindsay, 
jr, Robt Mitchell, Jos Mitchell, W P Moring, John Moring, C 
S Morning, W D McMurray, N P McMurray, D McKnight, 
W J McConnel, Eli 0 Macy, R H Massey, R D McCuistin, N 



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Nelson, J G Poindexter, John Pritchett, John W Parker, S A 
Powell, B H Stanmire, J Sean, D N Sherwood, L Sumvell, D 
G Stewart, P C Scott, T J Sandridge, H Schnider, C Shults, A 
P Sperry, J Shelton, R W Tinnin, P Winston, Wm Tate, W 
K Unthank, S W Westbrooks, H T Weatherly, J A Weatherly, 
A Writhington, F W Watson, N Wiley, E Watson, S Writt, 
A Wittington, S V Loring, W M' Loring, David Kersey, J D 
Springs, J Lambert, R W Glenn, J Donnell, W A McKenney, 
Wm Wilson, Caleb White, W J Clark, Dr J H Saunders, Ran 
% Lambert, Dr J J M Lindsay, C A Gillespie, R Caffey, T C 
Albright, M 0 Riley, S Rainey, Hon John M Dick, R Gorrell, 
L Swaim, C P Mendenhall,- Jed H Lindsay, David Scott, W H 
Gumming, John T Dodson, Wm Gott. 

Initiated 32, Passed 30, Raised 26, Suspended 1, Withdrawn 
1, Resident Masons not members 9, Rejected 2. — Whole No. 94, 

CHARITY, No. 79, WINDSOR. 

OFFICERS. 

Jas H Cherry, Worshipful Master ; W P Gurly, Senior War- 
den ; Jno S Shepperd, Junior Warden ; B B Russell, Senior 
Deacon ; S H Burton, Junior Deacon ; Peter Henneberry, Sec- 
retary ; Z L Simmons, Treasurer ; Joel Grizzard, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Fred McGlauhon, N II Thompson, Harry Nichols, A Holley, 
G W McGlauhon, K Biggs, Thos Henry, J J Rhodes, Jas's 
Perry, W R Swain, Jacob Perry, R H Smith, T W Reddick. 
Thos H Speller, A Eason, JohnNorval, J II Bunch, JN Webb, 
P H Winston, T Wilson, L S Webb, R P Freeman, R Pierce, 
B J Spruill, R M Bridger, S B Smith, W H Spivy, WB Smith, 
Geo Wortham, Wm Tadlock, Jas Freeman, W F Ellis, W D 
Outlaw. 

Initiated 3, Passed 2, Raised 3, Admitted 2, Withdrawn 1, 
Died 3, Resident Masons not members 12. — Whole No. 51. 

ZION, No. 81, TRENTON. 

OFFICERS. 

Joseph Whitty, Worshipful Master .; Francis Merritt, Senior 
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Warden ; Oliver S Griffin, Junior "YYarden ; John Shackelford, 
Treasurer ; E W Haywood, Secretary ; J E Koonce, Senior 
Deacon; Franklin Foy, Junior Deacon; John Stanly, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Rosco Barrus, James Rhodes, J M Gunn, Zebedee Rush, A 
H Johnson, William A Cox, John S Koonce, Amos J Koonce, 
William B Becton, Thomas E Prichett, Simon E Koonce, Wm 
P Ward, George W Simmons, William F Huggins, Joseph 
Whitty, Lucius Potts, John A Barrus, Chartes H Foy, Francis 
Merritt, Franklin Foy, Richard R J Hatch, Jno W F Rhodes, 
Jones Jones, Jno Shackelford, John Q^Adams, E W Haywood, 
Alfred Whitty, Richard F Green, Jno N Hyman, Jno V Neth- 
ercutt, Jno C B Koonce, E D Jones, Jesse D Hines, 0 S 
Griffin, William McDaniel, F B Harrison, Edwin B Isler, 
Farnifold Strickland, John Q Gillet, Thomas S Gillet, Jno Q 
Mallord, James G Stanly, E S F Giles, A G Ewbanks, Benj 
Smith, Jno K Bender, M N Taylor, A F Harriss, John Stanly. 

Initiated 5, Passed 5, Raised 5, Suspended 1, Withdrawn 
-1— Whole No. 49.' 

Regular meetings third Saturday in each month. 

MOUNT MORI AH, No. 82, STATESVILLE. 

OFFICERS. 

Hugh Reynolds, Worshipful Master ; R P Campbell, Senior 
Warden ; John F Long, Junior Warden, R F Simonton, Senior 
Deacon, W Linster, Junior Deacon ; E M Campbell, Secretary ; 
0 Gillespie, Treasurer ; D D Salmon, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

J L Blackwell, Edwin Falls, T J W Kerr, W B Grant, WB 
Smith, John W Long, A R Lawrance, W C Turner, W H Long, 
R M Johnson, Wm L Neil, W F Wasson, W L Davidson, W 
Beaton, J Sloan, W F Morrison, H N Smith, J M Browley, J R ■ 
Simontaii, J F Harbin, G Shuford, M L Gunn, John A Allison, 
J L Baily, Thomas Robb. 

Initiated 4, Passed 4, Raised 4. — Whole No. 33. 

Mount Moriah Lodge meets on the 2d Friday of every month, 
also on Tuesday evening in each Court week, and on the 24th of 
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LAFAYETTE, No. 83, JACKSONVILLE, 

OFFICERS. 

E W Montfort, Worshipful Master ; E Murrill, Jr., Senior 
Warden ; E W Ward, Junior Warden ; A J Murrill, Senior 
Deacon ; F S Humphrey, Junior Deacon ; J F Murrill, Secre- 
tary ; D Marshall, Treasurer ; A J Johnston, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Wm F Manson, W P Pelletier, Duncan Frazel, J J Ellis, M 
L F Redd, W L Stephens, Owen Hugging, W D Humphrey, 
Jas II Foy, E W Fonville, L M Humphrey, Elijah Beasley, 
Hill. King, C W Nixon, C B Glover, II S McLean, R F Wil- 
liams, R F Pelletier, C S Hewet, J S Shivan, Wm E Shivan, 
L Jo Henderson, John Cook, G J Ward, Elijah Justice, D A 
Humphrey, Wm C Lambersoh, A J Herst, E Whitty, Seth 
King, Jackson King, Wm R King, D D Sparkman. 

-Suspended 1, Died 1, Residents not members 6. 

FELLOWSHIP, No. 84, SMITHFIELD. 

0 F F I C E R S . 

II B Watson, Worshipful Master ; Dr T R Thompson, Senior 
Warden; Wm H €uHcm, Junior Warden; Wm H Morning, 
Secretary ; Alfred Holland, Treasurer. 

MEMBERS. 

J A Turnal, J Q Adams, E Rogers, D McPherson, P M, J E 
Alten, E M CertaX Wm B Sanders, D A Powell, W J Smith, 
J M Smith, 0 L Dodd, B C Richardson, J S Hackney, Dr A F 
Telfair, J II Bryan, Wm R Lee, J Nowell, W Nichols, E Page, 
J W Pearce, A D North am, R D Atkinson, H O'Neal, R 
O'Neal, W Earp, E R Power, M Baykin, A E Lockart, Win II 
Tomlinson, J C Cadner, Jno Pool, Wm II Cullom, J R Crawford, 
II II Atkinson, Aaron Lee, A W Richardson, J II Harrison, 
L J Williams, 0 J Bingham, Z Hill, R Phillips, K M C Wil- 
liamson. 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

David Lunceford, Thomas Lockart, P Richardson, II Guy, 
W R Moore. 



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Initiated 8, Passed 7, Raised 7, Suspended 1, Admitted 4 9 
Withdrawn 10, Rejected 4.— Whole No. 47. 

Regular meetings Tuesday night after the fourth Monday in 
each month, except June and December, then on St. John's 
day's. 

MORNING STAR No. 85, NASHVILLE. 

OFFICERS . 

John H Drake, Worshipful Master ; R H Tester, Senior 
Warden ; W H Joyner, Junior Warden ; R H Blount, Treasu- 
rer ; J J V Taylor, Secretary ; Gray Rridgers, Tyler ; R II 
Sorsby, Senior Deacon; E H Coekr ell, Junior Deacon; Jordan 
Vester and William T Bryant, Stewards ; Jos A Drake and W 
T Arrington, Mar stalls. 

MEMBERS. 

John Powell, William P Sledge, John J Bunn, John E Lind- 
say, Richmond Upchurch, Willis Barbee, W W Parker, Alsey 
J Taylor, John H Harrison, T J A Cooper, Benjamin D Mann, 
Howell Braswell, T H Scott, John W Bryant, Ellin Mecom, N 
J Pitman, Arthur Freeman, Warren E Spicer, Henry H Bry- 
ant, E C Lewis, Jesse Beal, Willie H Cooper, S J Batchelor, 
Joseph M Taylor, William B Berguson, William Rentfro, G E 
B Singlet ary, Asel Vick, Sidney Runn, Harrington Daniel, 
Redmond D Wells, Calvin M Joyner, S M Warren, Wright S 
Batchelor, John D Wilkerson, David W Williams, Duncan L 
Mathis, A W Battle, L N B Battle, John G F Drake, N W 
Cooper, AdisonP Bowclen, John H Rackley, G W Ward, A G 
H Cooper, E N Rryant, Geo W Cooper, John E Cork, B H 
Joyner, R Griffin, Calvin Cooper. 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

R Short. 

Initiated 10, Passed 11, Raised 12, Expelled 1, Died 2, Masona 
not members 1. — Whole No. 63. 

Time of holding meeting, 4th Saturday in each month. 



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ENFIELD, No. 88, ENFIELD. 

OFFICERS. 

M C Whitaker, Worshipful Master ; L H Whitaker, Senior 
Warden ; Henry Joyner, Junior Warden ; Wm Burnett, Senior 
Deacon ; N Cutchen, Junior Deacon ; Jno P McAuliff, Secretary ; 
Benj Burnett, Treasurer ; S Sheaman, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Thomas L B Gregory, M C Whitaker, Wm E Lane, Benjamin 
Burnett, Wm Burnett, A McDaniel, T Davis, T Howington, L 
W Batchelor, Wm T Elenor, N Cutchen, N Crowell, Jacob R 
Pope, M L Wiggins, Jno R Mason, Jno P Turner, D P Lane, 
L II Whitaker, S E Carisle,E Willey, Wm H G Sykes, Jno P 
McAuliff, J W Brinkley, A Mc Jones, S Sheaman, N H Murphy, 
E P Hollona, John E Pittman, II Joyner, J J Westry. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

Jas Stamper, E Pope, Cary Whitaker. 

Initiated 5, Passed 4, Raised 4, Withdrawn 1. — Whole No. 
SO. 

SKEWARKEE, No. 90, WILLIAMSTON. 

OFFICE R S. 

G L Moore, Worshipful Master ; Wm W Andrews, Senior 
Warden ; L Thrower, Junior Warden ; J D Lathem, Secretary ; 
Wm Pender, Treasurer ; T E Barnhill, Senior Deacon. 

MEMBERS. 

G L Moore, J D Latham, W W Andrews, L Thrower, Wm 
Pender, J E Barnhill, Jas Mizell, L Cooper, L W Cooper, M 
Jones, Joseph Williams, Wm J Ellison, R S Halsey, James S 
Williams, Wm Stevenson, R B Smith, E R Forbbs, Thos R 
Coffield. 

Initiated 5, Passed 4, Raised 4, Expelled 3, Admitted 1, 
Resident not members 10. — Whole No. 28. 

WESTERN STAR, No. 91, RUTHERFORDTON. , 

OFFICERS. 

Chas H Chafin, Worshipful Master ; S Twitty, Senior War- 



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den ; J V Jay, Junior Warden ; A R Bryan, Treasurer ; G B 
Ford, Secretary ; M 0 Dickerson, Senior Deacon ; J W Harris, 
Junior Deacon; G Dickerson, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

C Leventhrope, D J Twitty, G W Baxter, J G Bynum, Win 
S Mills, J J Webb, C Mills, M S Davis, J F Davis, T Mc- 
Kinney, M D Craton, W A Tanner, B Hamilton, J Whitesides, 
A Hamby, W Wall, J McEntire, J McDowell, E Bryan, J 
Carson. 

Initiated 1, Passed 1, Admitted 1, Died 2, Resident Masons - 
not members 4. — Whole No. 21. 

JOSEPH WARREN, No. 92, STANTONSBURG. 

OFFICERS. 

Wm R Dupree, Worshipful Master ; Alfred Ellis, Senior 
Warden; Jesse Sauls, Junior Warden ; Henry Martin, Secreta- 
ry ; Etheldred Sauls, Treasurer ; Gabriel Lane, Tyler ; Bryant 
Menshee, Senior Deacon ; Patrick Byrun, Junior Deacon ; Chas 
Ellis and Redmond Ellis, Stewards. 

MEMBERS. 

Jonathan T Eason, John Wilkinson, Cooper Benjamin, Henry 
Pope, A C Wilkinson, William Pope, Bryant Little, James M 
Gardner, Bardin Jones, Robert A Ellis, Elisha Bass, Lewis 
Ritter, John Carter, Peter Harrell, Lewis Frankfort, John 
Minshew, Wright Blow, Martin Sauls, William Sauls, Groomes 
H Barnes, Lewis J Dorch, Lewis Ellis, John Sims. 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Wright Edmonson, Nathan P Daniel, John J Edmonson, Jas 
P Edmonson, Daniel Jordan. 

Initiated 3, Passed 8, Raised 3, Admitted 1, Withdrawn 4, 
Died 2, Residents not Members 5. — Whole No. 29. 

JERUSALEM, No. 95, HOOKERTON. 

OFFICERS.. 

Charles Edwards, Senior Warden and Master P T ; John M 
Patrick, Junior Warden ; Wm R Frizzle, Junior Deacon ; J J 
Smith, Senior Deacon ; Irvin Jones, Tyler ; M P Powell, Secre- 
tary ; J oseph Dixon, Treasurer. 



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MEMBERS. 

Chas Edwards, R J Warren, B H Sanders, Wm R Frizzle, 
M P Powell, James Canida, Irvin Jones, S G Abbott, Wm S 
Dixon, Isham Dixon, J Hart, J Dixon, Wm Hooker, S G Lasiter, 
John W Harper, A A Allen, Franklin Thomas, James Brown, 
Edward Brooks, W S Chaffin, R Granger, S Gashins, Robt E 
Williams, D M Munroe, Nat Hooker, Calvin Cox, J P Nevil, J 
Hartsfield, Calvin Tucker, Cullen Edwards, Holland D Harper, 
Henry Granger, Wm J Pope, D A Hill, S W Ormon, J J Smith,' 
George Joyner, John M Patrick, Noah Allen, W Summerrell, 
A B Davis, Wm H Rountree, C T Edwards, J H Coward. 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Edward R Coward, John W Dixon, F Ormond. 
Initiated 4, Passed 5, Raised 5, Admitted 1, Died 1. — Whole 
No. 44. 

ST. JOHN'S, No. 96, KINSTON. 

OFFICERS. 

Jesse Jackson, Worshipful Master ; Sam'l H Rountree, Senior 
Warden ; James B Webb, Junior Warden ; William Sutton, 
Treasurer ; Herritage W Blount, Secretary ; John Jackson, 
Senior Deacon ; Levi A Mewboorn, Junior Deacon ; Jesse Cobb 
and John G Parker, Stewards ; William B West, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Henry F Bond, John P Dunn, Lewis C Desmond, Richard 
B Taylor, Nicholas Hunter, Rufus-J Herring, George W Ven- 
ters, Richard F Hodges, Amos Harvey, Alexander Wilson, J 
Frederick J Sutton, Thomas H Heath, Lewis Kilpatrick, Drury 
H Phillips, Francis M Pittman, Christopher L Davis, William 
A Pugh, Hiram Brockett, William G Taylor, Warren F Mew- 
boorn, Thomas Woodley, James M Hines, Matthias Harvey, 
John S Da, vis, Robert E Davis. 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Pinckney Hardee, William Lovick, Joseph G Herring, John 
G Davis, Warren Kilpatrick, Richard Kennedy, Richard W 
King, Francis Smith. 



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Initiated 1, Passed 2, Raised 2, Rejected 5, Residents not 
members 8 — Whole No. 35. N , 

Regular meeting second Wednesday in each month. 

WAKE FOREST, No. 97, WAKE COUNTY. 

OFFICERS. 

Joseph Yeargin, Worshipful Master ; James J Ray, Senior 
Warden ; J B Lassiter, Junior Warden ; J R Jeffreys, Treasur- 
er ; L W Robertson, Secretary ; Peterson Dunn, Senior Deacon ; 
T C Robertson, Junior Deacon ; Wm L Terrell, Tyler ; II L 
Ray, W B Reid, Stewards ; Wm T Brooks, Chaplain. 

MEMBERS. 

G W Norwood, E E Gill, J II Bell, D W Allen, Rev J S Pu- 
rify, J A Hicks, Wm J Eddings, Dr Thos Hicks, Dr H Seawell, 
Dr J W Justice, Rev G W Purify, II M Whitley, Eaton Davis, 
F L Hicks, John H Norwood, Thos Yeargin, J 0 Jeffreys, II 
A Murrell, R E Harris, K P Hill, H P Gill, N S Harp. 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Dr James B Dunn, P A Dunn, J R Dunn, Sion Rogers, J 
Hunter, Red Hunter, B D Simms, Turner Pullin. 

Initiated 8, Passed 6, Raiped 6, Expelled 1, Withdrawn 16, 
Died 3, Residents not members 8. — Whole No. 33. 

Regular meetings — second Saturday in each and every 
month. 

HIRAM, No. 98, CLINTON. 

OFFICERS. 

A B Chesnutt, Worshipful Master ; Jas A Bizzell, Senior 
Warden ; Wm H Herring, Junior Warden ; Isaac Bcykin, 
Treasurer ; J R Beaman, Secretary ; John E Fortner, Tyler ; 
S B Killitt, Senior Deacon ; Thos' L Pugh, Junior Deacon. 

MEMBERS. 

Thomas J Faison, Isaiah Thompson, James M Mosely, Wil- 
liam C Butler, John Bass, Owen H Johnson, James A Moore, 
John T Molton, Fleet Cooper, Allen M Blackburn, Franci8 
Pugh, Hardy Herring, Allen Williamson, James Armstrong, 



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Wm H Smitlij Thomas Underwood, Amos Herring, William E 
Pugh, William J Parker, Stephen Senter, Thomas J Owen, 
Luke A Powell, William Williamson, Lewis F Carr, Wright 
Gregory, Henry A Bizzell, A E McKoy, A SO Powell, Jona- 
than Carr, Thomas Moore, John T Fort, Peter W Ballard, Jno 
G Powell, Everett Bass, John Yaun, John W Koberts, D W 
Jackson, Joel Jackson, William J Thompson, Jacob Underwood, 
Hugh McAlpin, E J Gregory, James F Shines, G W Lamb. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

Wm T Kirby, H J Hobbs, Everett Peterson. 
Initiated 4, Passed 3, Raised 3, Admitted 1, Rejected 2, 
Residents not members 3 — Whole No. 52. 

FULTON, No. 99, SALISBURY. 

OFFICERS. 

L) A Davis, Worshipful Ma'ster ; B F Fraley, Senior Warden; 
Robt H Smith, Junior Warden ; J II Enniss, Secretary ; Wm 
Rouzee, Treasurer ; J D Ramsey, Senoir Deacon ; A G Holder, 
Junior Deacon; 0. Woodson, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

J M Brown, Jno D Brown, A W Buis, Luke Blackmer, A 
H Caldwell, J H Coffman, Jos F Chambers, William Crawford, 
J W Clark, Wm Emmerson, II S Gorman, A M Henderson, 
Richard Harrison* Robert Hendry, Hand James, Robert E 
Love, Wm Lambeth, E Myers, M S McKenzie, Alexander , 
Murdock, Wm Overman, Charles L Partee, T P Ricaud, John 
J Shaver, J D Speck, H C Simonton, J J Summerel, John W 
Ellis, Wm Whitehead, Joel Sullivan, A M Nesbitt, C D Smith, 
R D YanDrusen, A J Mock, Jas Slater, Wm Mendock, J A 
Davis, J Courel, Jno Steel, Wm H Wiseman, M D Smith, Wm 
Emmerson, J C Mendock. 

Entered Apprentices— Jno A Wyman, Wm C Randolph^ 
Amos F Sharp. 

Initiated 9, Passed 11, Raised 11, Expelled 1, Withdrawn 5„ 
Died 1, Resident Masons not members 4. — Whole No. 54. 



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CATAWBA VALLEY, No, 100, MORGANTON. 

OFFICERS. 

J M Happoldt, Worshipful Master ; A Myers, Senior Warden ; 
J C S McDowell, Junior Warden ; A H McRee, Secretary ; 
W S Moore, Treasurer; W S Tate, Senior Deacon; W R 
Duval, Junior Deacon ; J A McRee, Tyler, 

MEMBERS. 

Joseph J Erwin, Milton W Kincaid, John KincaicT, George 
W Janett, M M Wilson, E. A., W M D Howard, J M D Car- 
son, J C Smyth, Rev. T S Mott, J M Henson, Thomas Martin, 
Martin Kebler, James McKesson, C C Jones, W L Tate, W E 
McKesson, L W Melton, J M Newsom, John M Carson, R D 
McD Tate, M T Polk, Jas M Kincaid, A E Haghe, F C, James 
J Massey, S A Bettis, E A., Merritt Burgin, E A., R D Wil- 
son, J W Bean, E A. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

Wm C Tate, Samuel McD Tate, W S Tate, B S Gaither. 

Initiated 7, Passed 5, Raised 3, Suspended 1, Expelled 1, 
Admitted % Withdrawn 4, Residents not members 4 — Whole 
No. 40. 

r a 3 of meeting the first Wednesday in every month, and the 

Wednesday of every court. 

WARREN, No. 101, KENANSVILLE. 

OFFICERS. 

Henry Grimes, Worshipful Master ; Thomas J Carr, Senior 
Warden ; William Earrior, Junior Warden ; Owen R Kenan, 
Treasurer ; Wm R Ward, Secretary ; N J Earrior, Senior 
Deacon; Gibson S Carr, Junior Deacon; James D Pearsall, 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS, 

Joseph D Carr, J W Hall, Geo Smith, Jona Murray, J G 
Branch, J J Whitehead, John E Swinson, B Witherington, P 
Merritt, L G Bass, G W Wallace, A Boyett, J P Charles, J 
W Peterson, J J Bizzell, N B Whitfield, W J Houston, F H 
Simes, I II Judge, Joseph Ward, J B Kelly, A T Stanford, S 
Houston, R Stanley, J Southerland, Wm H Stetson. 



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Initiated 8, Passed 8, Raised 9, Rejected 2. — Whole No. 34. 
Regular meeting — Saturday before the second Sunday in 
each and every month. " . 

COLUMBUS, No. 102, PITTSBOROUGH. 

OFFICERS. 

John A Hanks, Worshipful Master ; E B King, Senior War- 
den ; John S McClenahan, Junior Warden;. John J Knight, 
Treasurer ; W S Gunter, Secretary ; W J Joller, Senior Dea- 
con ; W A^Nash, Junior Deacon ; W T Fox Tyl«r and Steward. 

MEMBERS. 

W P Taylor, John Neal, S McClenahan, A Marshall, Chesly 
Council, Rufiin Davis, S Hamblet, Alsey Murry, H H Burke, 
Rich Webster, Joseph Thompson, Paschal McCoy, Wm Hath- 
cock, J J Jackson, R Mcintosh, John W Hatch, S L Riddle, 
W Harris, J R Mcintosh, W D C Riddle, W Carter, G R Grif- 
fith, H H Hatch, R J Hatch, Isaac Long, F Ferrill, Sidney 
Yarbrough, J Q A Leach, A Eubanks, C Justice, E A Poe, T 
E Glass, J C Poe, 0 A Stedman, N A Ramsey, A Gattis, Wm 
Wilcox, J M Bridges, S C Brewer, J A McDonald, J W Holt, 
W D Kerksey, W B Richardson, W Pendergrass, M McCollum, 
J C Stone, W C Stedman, A P Strowd, H II Yeargin, RE 
Rives, R C Cotton, jr, R Eubanks, A A Jones, E Montgomery, 
A George, A Brooks, S Henly, J Lamb, J W B Lasater, D P 
Teague, C M Thompson, W R West, H J Stone, J C Dennis, 
A Holton, J W Hackney, J T McClenahan, Yv r m Kivett, M 
Closs, J W Taylor, John McEllington, J B McClenahan, II B^ 
Guthrie, 0 Henrich, N S Burke, J Rosser, Isaac J Collun, A 
B Gunter. 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Hon J D Toomer, S S Jackson, J W Tinnin, David Murclon. 
Initiated 12 ; Passed 11 ; Raised 11 ; Suspended 1 ; With- 
drawn 4 ; Died 2 ; Residents not members 4.— Whole^ No. "86. 



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KNAP OF REEDS, No. 105, KNAP OF REEDS. 

OFFICERS. 

Dr Alexander Flemming, Worshipful Master ; L T Benton, 
Senior Warden ; Joseph Woods, Junior Warden ; James W 
Lyon, Treasurer ; A M Veazey, Secretary ; L W Umsted, Sen- 
ior Deacon; John Peed, Junior Deacon; Dudly Peed, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

James M Ashley, Willie Ashley, Thomas Groom, Jared W 
Nance, John King, John C Swinney, Marcus Harris, Squire D 
Umsted, Richard Peed, Shurmon Peed, Jesse J Burton, Dennis 
Tilly, John Tilly, N A Waller, William Haskins, Joseph Luns- 
ford, Jefferson Wheeler. 

Initiated 12, Passed 10, Raised 13, Residents not memhers 
1— Whole No. 25. 

Our regular commiviications are on Saturday before the 
fourth Sun - ;y in every month. 

PERQUIMONS, No. 106, HERTFORD. 

OFFICERS. 

J G Granberry, WorsLipful Master; JT Smith, Senior War- 
den ; G II Freer, Junior Warden ; J V Reed, Secretaiy ; A L 
Butt, Trearerer ; T B Long, Senior Deacon ; Wm Felton, Junior 
Deacon; J G Berry, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Jos M Cox, P M, W H Bagley, P M, M D Hathaway, E 
Stoke's, W J Mullin, J C Skinner, T Billups, Jas Gatling, T R 
Simpson, W White, Rich Felton, J H White, J W Albertson, 
H H Skinner, D White, D Barclift, Rev Wm Grant, W Small, 
R C Jenkins, J Townsend, W M Fleetwood, B Morriss, W N 
Sanders, S Sutton, W Clary, E B Sutton, J A Doll, A R El- 
liott, X N Bagly, M T Berry, N White. 

Admitted 1, Yftthdrawn 1, Died 1.— Whole No. 39. 



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CLINTON, No. 107, YANCEYVILLE. 

O FFICERS. 

John A Graves, Worshipful Master ; Wyatt Walker, Senior 
Warden; A A Mitchell, Junior Warden; A Slade, Treasurer; 
Thos W Graves, Secretary ; James N Montgomery, Senior 
Deacon ; W A Frattwell, Junior Deacon ; Jas M Jones, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Anderson Willis, N M Roon, Allen Gunn, Rich Ferguson, 
G D Vernon, S T Richmond, A A Patillo, C R Rice, W H 
Childes, Thos H Hatchett, John S Graves, W G Blackwell, 
Geo Death, S B Cobb, F Graves, S S Harrison, F L Warren, 
Geo W Pinnix, James T Yfare, Stephen Rice, William Rice, 
Will R Neal, John Kerr, Will Loyd, J P Pinniz, E P., V L 
Marton, C W West, Benjamin Carter, Thomas J Watlington, 
Will P Brown, J T Hambrick, Henry Brandon, Jefferson Whit- 
field, Will P Watlington, Thos C Dodson, Wm H Henderson, 
S B Blackwell, John W Cobb, Anthony S Williamson, William 
Tottan, Richard Maynard, J C Griffith, John D Wimple, Owen 
C Fowler, Hiram Dockard, E Graves, jr. 

Initiated 6, Passed 6, Raised 6, Died 3, Residents not mem- 
bers 3— Whole No. 51. 

BELMONT, No. 108, DUPLIN. 

OFFICERS. 

James W Blount, Worshipful Master ; James Winders, Senior 
Warden ; J W Millard, Junior Warden ; J R Hunt, Treasurer ; 
D Browder, Secretary ; T Wright, Senior Deacon ; A R Hicks, 
Junior Deacon ; B W Williams, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

D B Newton, A R Hicks, D Bowden, R J Hunter, F 0 Wil- 
son, J M Blount, W M Bowden, W Williamson, C Bradley, B 
Bowden, W Southerland, J Winders, H F Murphy, D Wright, 
T Wright, J Wright, J R Hatch, W M Williamson, W J Hill^ 
W T Hill, J R Hurst, W Blain, B Hodge, T W Millard, D H 
Hornegay, B W Williams, T B Hill, J Cannon, S Hill, D Wat* 
kins, L F Williams, J W Sanderson, 



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MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

F B Millard, M C Blount, C Thompson, A Pollock, B C 
Bowden, J Thompson, H W Faison, C D Hill, J G Dickson, C 
T Oates, C C Oates, A Guy, A P Hightower, H H Hodges, I) 
Glissom, L R Loftin. 

Initiated 9, Passed 8, Raised 7, Withdrawn 3, Died 1. — 
Whole .No. 32. 

FRANKLIN, No. 109, BEAUFORT. 

OFFICERS. 

Isa?,e Ramsey, Worshipful Master ; James T White, Senior 
Warden; John Rumley, Junior Warden; W C King, Treasur- 
er ; J C Manson, Secretary ; S L Dill, Senior Deacon ; Jesse L 
Forlan, Junior Deacon; John F Huclgins, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

George Walker, E S Pigott, A Ramsey, J H Piver, Jos F 
King, II Waters, M F Hacket, J Jones, E W Pigott, Joel II 
Davis, Jno P Thomas, J W Pellitin, M F Arendell, B Arendell, 
R Hancock, J Hancock, Thos Arendell, E A, W S Poke, E A, 
Alex Dennis, E A: 

Initiated 8, Passed 5, Raised 4, Admitted 2, Withdrawn 1, 
Rejected 1.— Whole No. 27. 

WENTWORTH, No. Ill, WENTWORTH. 

OFFICERS. 

Nicholas Felts, Worshipful Master ; E H Hancock, Senior 
Warden ; Levin Miner, Junior Warden ; Wm M Ellington, Sec- 
retary ; R A Ellington, Senior Deacon ; J B Whettemore, Ju- 
nior Deacon ; D K Humphreys, Treasurer ; J Q Montgomery, 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

P M Archer, John A Alcorn, Thompson Brown, Chas II 
Duffer, Joseph Holderby, James H Jefferson, Rawley G John- 
son, H Kallam, Gilbert A Lowe, John W S Lowe, Richard N 
Lowe, Luther L Lowe, A N Lowe, Wm P Miller, J R McLean, 
John F Moore, Numa F JReid, Robt P Richardson, Sanfoid 



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Rainy, James Reid, James C Moore, Richard H Wray, David 
A Widows, Elisha Wade, Hiram Watkins, John W Williams, 
Robt M Young, 

Initiated 4, Passed 4, Raised 4 — Whole No. 35. 

WAYNE, No. 112, EYERITTS. 

OFFICERS. 

Sam'l Loftin, Worshipful Master ; A Lane, Senior Warden ; 
C WBizzell, Junior Warden; G W Collier, Treasurer; J C 
Rhodes,. Secretary ; E W Hines, Senior Deacon ; C F R Kor- 
negay, Junior Deacon ; W Yernon, Chaplain; B Futrill, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

J E Becton, Jas McDuffee, J J Baker, W Carraway, C F 
Dewey, G A Dudley, D E Grantham, J Fields, A Yann, C 
Flowers, R S Wooten, T T Hollowell, Hardy Miner, John 
Warrick, Henry Bunn, J T Kenneday, A Manly, J W Davis, 
G Kornegay, J T Toler, B R Bunkly, R B Hatch, R S Moore, 
J D Capps, J H Loftin, J B Griswold, W Robinson, W F Kor- 
negay, Lewis Martin, II L Bizzell, D G Janette, J C Borden, 
E B Wood, W B Whitfield, B S King, J W Hinson, G M 
Roberts, G Edwards, Eli Whitfield. 

Initiated 14, Passed 13, Raised 13, Suspended 1, Admitted 1, 
Died 1, Rejected 2, Residents not members 13 — Whole No. 61. 

Regular day of meeting second Saturday in every month ex- 
cept for the month of December, then on the 27th day. 

PERSON, No. 113, ROXBORO'. 

OFFICERS. 

J Drumwright, Worshipful Master; C S W instead, Senior 
Warden ; John Baird, Junior Warden ; G II Daniel, Secretary ; 
C Hamlen, Treasurer ; J H Woody, Senior Deacon; J J Eller- 
son, Junior Deacon ; S L Wiles, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

C II Jordan, M W G M, E G Reade, Rev Wm R Webb, J P 
Moore, W 0 Reid, B M Williams, Wm Q Bowler, C H Brad- 
slier, Wm Bradsher 7 J A Barnett, JnoBarnett, Jno Barnett, jr, 



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Jas Rarnett, Jas T Seargent, Jno Wilkerson, A M Fuller, J F 
Wagstaff, R A Torian, G L Torian, M Fuller, "Wm Daniel, B 
Daniel, B Moore, S D Morgan, Jno M Clinstead, S Clinstead, 
Jas M Clinstead, J R Marable, B Link, A Walker, George W 
Trotter, R Bailey, John C Vanhook, jr, G B Sutherland, J W 
Hunt, Thos H Nelson, Thos W Yealock, T T Satterfield, W F 
Reade, J W IHxon, Wm B Ellerson, D E Jordan, Edward 
Ramsey. 

Initiated 4, Passed 5, Raised 6, Resident not members 2. — 
Whole No. 51. 

Regular meetings — third Saturday in each month and St. 
John's days. 

HOLLY SPRING, No. 115, HOLLY SPRING. 

OFFICERS. 

James Rogers, Worshipful Master; Isaac Hunter, Senior 
Warden ; A J W oodward, Junior Warden ; A S Utley, Treasu- 
rer ; Hinton Hudson, Secretary ; Jas M Jones, Senior Deacon ; 
W H Stinson, Junior Deacon ; R A Crowder, Tyler ; Thomas 
G Whitaker, Chaplain. 

MEMBERS. 

A R Clements, A W Betts, Gaston Utley, James Woodward, 
Linsey Williams, Alsey Hunter, Thomas J Utley, Green H 
Alford, P B Burt, A N Betts, Alvin Betts, David Gardner, 
R M Brown, Abner Lashlee, A Leslie, David Fuquay, T W 
Spence, Jas H Arnold, W F Blackwood, John S Johnson, Jas 
II Adams, Elias Longston, Allen Betts, Jacob Powell, Thomas 
J Whitaker, S M Utley, John A Senter, W W Clements, John 
Gardner, Simeon Trulove, W C Mason, Alexander Spence, Aus- 
tin Jones, Nathan Gardner, D D Senter, Thomas Dupree, A E 
Rowland, James H Hackady, Ingram Spence, S W Douglass, 
Sims Upchurch, Jarratt Broadwell, W J Clements, H C Lash- 
lee, A J Blanch ard, Wm J W Crowder, Wm H Senter, G J 
Williams, M C Senter, Sidney A Smith, Owen Williams, David 
Smith, Normon Matthews, S Penny, William Jinks, Anderson 
Page, N Dupree, P B Council, Young Penny, R A Nordon, 
John L Johnson, Sidney C Jones, D H Stephenson, W R 



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Stephenson, Eli Carter, Cadar Olive, D S Stinson, Neil A 
Spence, R H Whitaker, G H Parker, S J Utley, J B Stedman, 
John R Winston. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

P W Dowd, John Whitehead, G W Atkinson, Jas F Rogers, 
Leroy Mitchell. 

Initiated 10, Raised 10, Admitted 1, Withdrawn 2, Died 1, 
Rejected 9— Whole No. 82. 

* 

GERMANTON, No. 116, GERMANTON. 

OFFICERS. 

I S Gibson, Worshipful Master ; J W Gibson, Senior War- 
den ; W W Stedman, Junior Warden ; Caleb Hill, Senior Dea- 
con ; S R Gibson, Junior Deacon ; WW Gibson, Secretary; 
A L Bitting, Treasurer ; D R Leake, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

J Gibson, Joel F Hill, Dr. W Withers, J B Kingsbury, Dr 
B Jones, J Banner, C Hill, S R Gibson, H A Lemly, D F 
Dalton, J Martin, II W Bynum, W W McCanless, Washington 
Payne, Peter Hutchinson. M H Gwynn, Wm M Banner, James 
E Matthews, F J Smith, D R Leake, Wm G Smith, C W 
McAnally, T P Hampton, E Banner, A Scales, T Paine, W R 
Pepper, W B Taylor, Dr W W Stedman, A L Bitting, J A 
Pepper, D C Pepper, J A Bitting, J W Bitting, J B Vaughn, 
J W Gibson, F F Smith, C B Ogborne, W N Gibson, D N 
Dalton, R M Mozer, W Leake, A Lewis, J Bethel, II Snow, J 
A Penn, Ive Penn, R D Hay, C B Ogborne, Thomas Long, D 
B Thomas, Larkin Lynch, J A Bitting, James M Westbrooks, 
Jesse Atwood, John M Rothrock, Mordecai Flemming, Henry 
Laine, H C France, W G Gibson, L Dobson, J II Hester, T C 
Hauser, J F Dalton, Parmenia Bonner. 

Initiated 14, Passed 14, Raised 12, Admitted 2, Withdrawn 
5_Whole No. 05. 



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MOUNT LEBANON, No. 117, WILSON. 

OFFICERS. 

Benj H Bardin, Worshipful Master ; Pomeroy Clark, Senior 
Warden; James H Armstrong, Junior Warden; D W Barnes, 
Secretary ; Arther Dews, Treasurer ; L D Parmer, Senior Dea- 
con ; John G Williams, Junior Deacon ; J H Barnes and Albert 
Farmer, Stewards ; John G Mumford, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

J Barbee, W D Thorn, J Coleman, W Barnes, H F Barnes, 
J W Barnes, S J Barnes, A H Atkinson, J J Taylor, J Evans, 
W Swift, J Farmer, A D Fanner, B E Farmer, C J Parker, 
B F Foster, W Parker, K Taylor, J Tomlinson, I W Ricks, R W 
Clayton, B White, W Gay, D P Sallington, J C Skinner, W B> 
Turner, H Gallagher, J J Braswell, B Gay, M Farmer, Jno B 
Batts, T H Griffin, R A Savage, J Williams, B Hocott. W L 
Quails, J Dew, G H Griffin, P Taylor, J Farmer, J B Elliot, 
J W Aycock, I B Farmer, E P Mayo, T Carson, A Boykin, A 
J Simms, R M Cc ■-.>:, Win R Williams, R Phillips, J Pittman, J 
W Farmer, Wm Tomlinson, W E J Shallington, A J Battle. 

RESIDENT MASOXS NOT MEMBERS. 

W J Armstrong, J Taylor, W H Skinner, E G Clark.— 
Whole No. 61. 

Initiated 5, Passed 5, Raised 5, Admitted 1, Resident not 
members 9, Withdrawn 1. 

MOUNT HERMON, No. 118, ASHEVILLE. 

OFFICERS. 

J W Patton, Worshipful Master ; J R Osborn, Senior War- 
den ; J W Whitson, Junior Warden ; J M Israel, Treasurer ; 
J A Patton, Secretary ; J T Weaver, Senior Deacon ; T W 
Atkins, Junior Deacon ; D C Taylor and I McDunn, Stewards ; 
John W Wilson, Tyler. 

OFFICERS. 

J Roberts, D J Roberts, Col Daniel Reynolds, T T Patton, 
L B Vance, Rev J Reynolds, W W Reynolds, J M Blair, R B 
Vance, Dr T C Lester, E H Cunningham, John Burgin, Alex 
Henry, J F Parks, J C Whitson, J E Patton, C L M Davis, D 



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M W Gudger, G W Shackelford, W Bryson, Dr Wm Hilliard, 
J L Neill, J Richardson, R A Love, M J Fagg, S L Love, J R 
Neill, Col R M Henry, J Keener, R W Keener, J B Allison, 
A Burgin, M L Williams, P Roberds, M L Neilson, E Rowley, 
j Baxter, A Porter, A E Baird, J M Carson, H F Wolstoin 
holmes, R V Welch, J R Stradley, J L Smith, Wm M Palmer, 
R V Blackstock, J R Weaver, Chas Moore, J Curtis, S Cun- 
ninghainj I M Broyles, J M Davidson, L Clayton, A J Miller, 
Rev Wm Hicks, Rev J A Reagan, E M Orr, M M Gaines, J L 
Crumley, Wm T Dickenson, T Curtis, W A Cockram. 

Initiated 3, Passed 1, Raised 3, Admitted 3, Withdrawn 5>« 
Whole No. 67, 

W. ft. DAVIE, No. 119, LEXINGTON. 

OFFICERS. 

George Riley, Worshipful Master ; James P Stimson, Senior 
Deacon ; James A Long, Junior Deacon ; Eli Pcnry, Treasurer ; 
A C Hege, Secretary ; Bennet Nooe, Senior Deacon ; William 
Haden, Junior Deacon ; Lewis Crumb, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

James M Leach, F W Stimson, Robert Burns, A D Mont- 
gomery, A B Caldcleugh, H W Brummcl, J S Caldcleugh, II 
E Rounsaville, Chas Parks, Osborn Spence, W F Henderson, 
Joseph Motsinger, F., Phillip Hanes, E., John A Holt, Wilson 
L Cecil, Williamson Harris, F., W J Maubroy, P P Pledger, 
S J Piggot, William Haden, Lewis Gumb, Patrick Howard, 
John Farrabce, E. 

RESIDENT MASON NOT MEMBER. 

Samuel Green. 

Initiated 3, Passed 3, Raised 2, Died 1— Whole No. 32. 
Regular meetings first Friday in each month. 

PALESTINE, No. 120, GOLD HILL. 

OFFICERS. 

D W Honcycutt, Worshipful Master; J C Earnhardt, Senior 
Warden; Jas Morphis, Junior Warden; A M Sullivan, Score- 



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tary ; J M Barnhardt, Treasurer; J A Moody, Senior Deacon; 
0 A Morphis, Junior Deacon ; J McCanless, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

J M Coffin, T C Coffin, E B Rice, J M Worth, P Harris, A 
S Homey, D Elias, W L Barney, A E Hanner, J M Reid, E B 
Clarke, T Austin, J A Linn, H Lazelle, H Kelly, G L Moody. 
—Whole No. 21. 

Initiated 2, Passed 2, Raised 2, Resident not members Si 
LOGAN, No. 121, JAMESTOWN. 

OFFICERS. 

Dr. S G Coffin, Worshipful Master ; Dr. N M Gardner, Sen- 
ior Warden ; S T Pickens, Junior Warden ; B Y Hunt, Senior 
Deacon ; Wm P Lindsay, Junior Deacon ; J W Patterson, 
Treasurer ; W H Ree-ce, Secretary ; J Church, Tyler. 

M EMBERS .. 

Jesse Gray, Nathan Beard, Dr J L Robbins, G A Carpenter, 
P N Wheeler, W W Roberts, E Stephens, T F Merritt, D W 
Edwards, J N Mills, Matthew Hedgcock, W H Hunt, H Arm- 
field, Haly Brown, Dempsey Brown, C J Wheeler, L M Leach, 
J M Armfield, Wm Okely, Rev. Joseph Causay, S C Sapp, M 
M Wheeler, R M Morrison, Rev James A Crouch, J C Lamb, 
James Sullivan, Henry Lcdbetter, Eli Gordon, Samuel Fisher, 
Rev B Craven, M Jones, Rev Thomas Bar num, L L Woodburn, 
Wm Lamb, II Bundy, Jacob Kreeger, F S Carpenter, J G 
Gamble, A S Pitts, R H Eaton, J D Byrns, J W Shelton, J 
W Eaton, Hector McDuffe, J B Davis, Rev J N B Alford, Robt 
Coe, Rev Jacob Guyer, Nathan Mills, Rev W N Hereford, J A 
Woodburn, Robt H Gray, S Perry, D M Payne, M H Ledbet- 
ter, B F Sullivan, Jas J Gordon, J C Hedgco-ck, Hampton 
Horney, T C Mann, E E Pitts, E T Blair, G B Lamb, J W 
Freeman, 0 M Dixon, M P Nicholson, R J Mendenhall, Wm 
N Armfield, Wm T Wright, Wm J Hicks, J F Leach, H W 
Horney, E Hedgcock, Jacob Hedgcock, Wm Hedgcock, Nathan 
Wright, Rev J W Pearson, Rev S D Peeler, B N Stephenson, 
G W D Causay, John Idoll, Mathew Osborn, J W Berkey, J 
II McKinley, H II Buson, A C Bales, J C Smith, II MBriggs, 
Jonathan Perry, J H Kreeger. 



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101 



RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS* 

D P Recce, T S Reece, J A Johnson, J M Reece, Franklin 
Mason. 

Initiated 36, Passed 38, Raised 35, Expelled 1, Withdrawn 
2, Rejected 8, Residents not Members 5— Whole No. 99. 

Regular meetings, first Saturday after first full moon in each 
month. 

TUSCARORA, No. 122, OXFORD. 

OFFICERS. 

L C Taylor, Worshipful Master ; W A Philpott, Senior War- 
den ; J R Fuller, Junior Warden ; T L Hargrove, Secretary ; 
L A Paschall, Treasurer ; A Barker, Senior Deacon ; Win II 
Paschall,, Junior Deacon ; Wm Davis, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

G Allen, W Barford, A Parker, B 0 Cooke, Wm Daws, 
R C Deam, R J Devin, L C Taylor, J R Fuller, J R Herndon, 
Ed H Hicks, S Clark, Wm A Philpott, Amos T T Jones, T B 
Kingsbury, R W Lassiter, J T Littlejohn, L Latham, W Lewis, 
T 0 McClanahan, E T Marable, Z M Paschall, Wm H Paschall, 
D A Paschall, P P Peace, L A Paschall, T II Rainey, W Roy- 
ster, A F Spencer, R P Taylor, H A Taylor, S R Trawick-, T 
B Venable, J G Wagstaff, W W Young, S H Holloway, H F 
Parrott, T L Hargrove, J P Montague, J L Bird, W B Hughes, 
D H Glover, J Kelly, J Ellis, J F Harris, W II Jones, S G 
Wilson.— Whole No. 47, 

Initiated 3, Passed 4, Raised 3, Withdrawn 1, Died 2, Resi- 
dent not members 9. 

FR ANKLINT ON, No. 123, FllANKLINTON. 

OFFICERS. 

L A Jeffreys, Worshipful Master ; J L Farmer, Senior War* 
den ; J II Whitfield, Junior Warden ; J M Stone, Treasurer ; 
J J Ward, Secretary ; S D Williams, Senior Deacon ; T J Walk- 
er, Junior Deacon; W B Dunn, Tyler; J S Yarbrough and W 
Perry, jr, Stewards. 



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MEMBERS. 

J J Harper, W F Billiard, W H Joyner, H T Clawson, I 
Winston, D Cole, N G Whitfield, S Williams, Rev R C Maynard, 
B J Blaokley, C Perry, S C Allen, G Gatlett, P C Persons, T 
II Waddill, J W Bellamy, T W Short, J J Moore, F J Whit- 
field, W P Burrows, B Walker, C J Gill, W D Davis, L Perry, 
W J Winston, S M Stone, T II Congers, Wm Williams, J W 
Johnson, W J Bedingfield, G Winston, jr, W M Stone, P C 
Fcrreil, W Pearce, Y A Minnis, J T Pearce, W K Martin, J 
M Congers, A Bailey, A H Williams, J Y McGehee, R E Beams, 
I) S Richardson, M J Hunt. 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

J J Thomas, W Cole, II Hargrove, R S Glenn. 
Fellow Craft — R P Overton. 
Entered Apprentice — Dr E A Crudup. 
Initiated 7, Passed 6, Raised 5, Withdrawn 1, Resident not 
members 4.— Whole No. 54. 

CLINTON, NO. 124, LOUISBURG. 

OFFICER S. 

A M Noble, Worshipful Master ; James II Yarborough, Sen- 
ior Warden ; Lewis Bartholimews, Junior Warden ; Daniel Wes- 
ter, Treasurer ; Wm II Furman, Secretary ; J B Littlejohn, 
Senior Deacon ; R W Stallings, Junior Deacon ; Wm F Sykes, 
Tyler ; W B Foster and Calvin Stone, Stewards. 

M EMBERS. 

J A Whitaker, P M., D Young, P M., P H Joyner, P M., 
Washington Harriss, J J Jackson, N B Walker, P H Smith, H 
L Bennett, Thomas Moses, John Pace, Weston Perry, J J 
Minetree, T N Carlile, Wm Cooper, Willie Button, Richard G 
Winn, L C Wester, Wm D Earls, A Thomas, John W Earls, 
Thomas Horton, Irvin Wilder, Sherwood Gay, Calvin B Walker, 
James Yarborough, E L Stcgail, Samuel L Clark, S W Bar- 
tholimew, J PI Broddic, J A Stone, Thomas K Thomas, J B 
Mann, J J Davis, Wm II Strother, jr., II II Yfester, A H Ray, 
Wm A Watkins, Wm A Moore, R R Boon, S L Boon. 



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RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

Win H Strother, Sr., Wm P Williams, James Collins, Alford 
A Lancaster, Daniel Gupton, Joseph J Williams, William Deb- 
nam, J D Hawkins, Sr., Thomas B Cook, Wood T Johnson, Jno 
D Connefl, Plummer D Pearce, John Foster, Burrell Perry, 
Alexander McKnight, Wilson D Webb, Samuel H Broddie, Jos 
Poster, James Dcbnam, James Wilson, Jones Cook, Cooper 
Gupton, Wm M B Arendell, Joseph Murphy, N B Massenburg, 
Baldwin Perry, Allen Harris, N J Barham. 

Initiated 16, Passed 15, Raised 16, Rejected 8, Admitted 4, 
Withdrawn 1, Residents not members 28 — -Whole No. 78. 

Regular meetings, the first Thursday in every month, and on 
the anniversary of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evan- 
gelist, 

MILL CREEK, No. 125, JOHNSTON. 

OFFICERS. 

Everitt Smith, Worshipful Master ; E L Jones, Senior War- 
den ; Bowdoin Grantham, Junior Warden ; L C King, Secretary; 
Thomas Ward, Treasurer ; Wm II Bryan, Senior Deacon ; 0 
W Cox, Junior Deacon ; John Dupree, Tyler. 

M EMBERS. 

B B Rose, L Eldridge, R Manly, J L Bunn, I Lee, L W 
Blackman, G P Rose, N Grantham, J G Rose, II Grantham, 
D C King, H Bryan, J L McKinnie, W R Parker, E Thornton', 
B L Parker, U W Cox, B Lee, R Lee, N B Stevens, R Rainer, 
J Williams, N Williams, D Sum-merlin, T Thornton, A Martin, 
J C Monk, R E Allen, D B Adams, A Monk. 

Initiated 3, Passed 3, Raised 4, Died 1, Resident not members 
1.— Whole No. 36. 

BLACKMER, No. 12T, ZION. 

OFFICERS. 

'S H Christian, Worshipful Master ; W G Deberry, Senior 
Warden ; C J Cockran, Junior Warden ; James M Lilly, Treas- 
urer ; J H Montgomery, Secretary ; C W Wolley, Senior Dea- 



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con ; P P Ballard, Junior Deacon ; Rev A D Blackwood, Chap- 
lain ; Noah Thompson, Steward ; A J Bruton, Tyler. 

MEMBEKS. 

James C Andrews, John T Andrews, Henry G Andrews, P 
P Ballard, John B Ballard, Sol M Ballard, John Boggan, Rev 
D R Bruton, Green Bingham, Wm Ballard, N T Bowderi, Rev 
B Ballard, James M Cramp, John H Crawford, Edward C 
Chambers, 0 II Dockery, Pilate Fry, James L Gaines, James 
Green, Owen Hadley, Y B Howell, Rev J Hill, Alex H Ingram, 
Nathaniel Knight, Jeremiah Luther, Rev R S Ledbetter, Henry 
C Luther, Hugh G Lucas, John R Livingston, James H McRae, 
Wm McRae, Murphey McRae, Alex McRae, N B Miller, Dan'l 
S Munroe, A W McLennon, Jno T Matheson, Kenneth Mathe- 
son, Jackson McRae, Wm S Pemberton, James H Reid, S R 
Scarbrough, S V Simons, Richard T Steel, A R Warner, Rev 
L A Whitlock. 

Initiated 10, Passed 10, Raised 10, Admitted 10, Withdrawn 
2, Died 1— Whole No. 56, 

HANKS, No. 128, PRANKLINSVILLE. 

OFFICERS. 

A S Horney, Worshipful Master ; T W Allred, Senior War- 
den ; G Lane, Junior Warden; T A Hendricks, Secretary; A 
Crump, Treasurer ; Wm J Hutson, Senior Deacon ; S J Piggott 7 
Junior Deacon ; P E Hutson, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

II W Arledge, E A Craven, P C Smith, A Craven, S Craven, 
J A Craven, J Haywarth, A Holton, R Lutterloh, A Lewallyn, 
Rev J Murray, J Spinks, Z McDaniel, A T Pounds, G W Parks. 
D P Reece, J M Reece, L S Reece, J Steel. 

Initiated 2, Passed 2, Raised 2, Withdrawn 21: 

DAN RIVER, No. 129, MADISON. 

OFFI C ERS. 

J M New, Worshipful Master ; R H Gladson, Senior Warden ; 
N Dalton, Junior Warden ; J Scales, Secretary ; V Allen, 
Treasurer ; R F Purgason, Senior Deacon ; J J Lanxen> Junior 
Deacon ; P M Scales, Tyler. 



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MEMBERS. 

W L Scales, T M Coyle, II Scales, D J Jordan, Wm Martin, 
C R Simpson, N B Scales, T Price, T D Coty, J M Scales, jr, 
T W Purgason, J M Eindsey, N Critz, J Foy, jr, J R Duncan, 
G- W Webster, J W Moore, S Ivey, Wm H Foy, T Hall, A A 
Bauglm. 

Initiated 3, Passed 3, Raised 3, Resident not member 1. — 
Whole No. 29. 

CONOHO, No. 131, HAMILTON. 

OFFICERS. 

R E Weathersbee, Worshipful Master ; J B Whitaker, Senior 
Warden ; H Budeke, Junior Warden ; L L Clements, Senior 
Deacon ; S J Williams, Junior Deacon ; P P Clements, Secre- 
tary ; S T Johnson, Treasurer ; D S Moore, Tyler ; J J An- 
thony, Steward. 

MEMBERS. 

S R Spruill, J J Williams, C C Hines, F J Harrell, J H 
Hyman, H S Williams, J M Matthews, S T Colman, J J Ward, 
J E Short, R J Carson, William Beasly, W W Gardner, J A 
Daniels, T W Ward, J W Howell, T L Liddon, J II Forrister, 
W R W Sherrod, W T Weathersbee, H B Godwin, J McClean, 
W R Hansel, John G Bushborn. 

Initiated 4, Passed 4, Raised 4, Withdrawn 3, Died 1, Resi- 
dents not Members 11— Whole No. 33. 

RADIANCE, No. 132, SNOW HILL. 

OFFICERS. 

Jonathan Wood, Worshipful Master ; Henry Best, Senior 
Warden ; Lewis A Caswell, Junior Warden ; Drury A Sugg, 
Secretary ; Henry H Harper, Treasurer ; James E Exum, Senior 
Deacon; John W Rasbeny, Tyler; James S Carr and Kincheon 
F Aldridge, Stewards. 

MEMBERS. 

Wm A Darden, Wm M Tuton, C H Harper, Wm S Darden, 
A H Dowell, J Rouse, W H B Taylor, T Barrow, I Ham, B H 



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Smith, D Edwards, W R Howell, Wm Taylor, J J Woodward, 
J W Potter, E Carr. 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Franklin Powell, Dr John Harvey, jr, Dr Wm H Home, R 

W Taylor. 

Initiated 1, Passed 1, Raised 1, Admitted 1, Withdrawn 1, 
Died 1, Resident not members 4. — Whole No. 25. 

Regular communication third Saturday in each month. 

ALAMANCE, No. 133, GRAHAM. 

OFFICERS. 

P A Holt, Worshipful Master ; H C Hurdle, Senior Warden ; 
J ohn 0 Holt, Junior Warden ; T Sellers, Treasurer ; J A 
Murray, Secretary ; J W Eerrell, Senior Deacon ; J H Klapp, 
Junior Deacon ; W B V anderford, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

John Faucett, Wm II Faucett, E M Holt, Bedford McCroy, 
John R Holt, D C Harden, J W Steel, Josiah McCulley, A 
Pyle, Robt Love, Granville S Holt, Wm R Denny, Jesse Gant, 
C M Faucett, W A Holt, A G Fonvilie, W W Horn, Thomas J 
Jones, J T Trolinger, J D Donnel, Thomas R Simpson, Robert 
McCulley, James N Woods, Samuel W Wright, Jacob Hurdle, 
J W Ferrel, Murphy Russel, A J Hughes, Lafayette Woods, G 
H Garrison, Jesse Palmer, H C Trolinger, George G Walker, 
Alfred Iseiy, Wm Zaeary, J H Klapp, David Coble, A E 
Shofner, W G Clendenen, R G Tinnen, D II Albright, Samuel 
Ireland, John Ireland, G N Hope, James A Turner, W F 
Strowd, W A Jones, A Moore, George W Foster, S A White, 
Robt Moore, Wm Artz, James M Klapp, A II Boyd, E T Wat- 
son, Joseph S Holt, G D Cobb, Thomas J Fowler, A Apple, J 
W Lancaster, W S Hill, J M Jones- 
Initiated 10, Passed 10, Raised 10, Admitted 2, Withdrawn 
2, Died 2, Residents not members 2— Whole No. 70. 

Times of meeting, first Tuesday night of every month, Tues- 
day night of each court, and St. John's day. 



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MOCKSVILLE, No. 134, DAVIE. 

OFFICERS. 

Caswell Harbin, Worshipful Master ; J B Jones, Senior War- 
den ; G W Johnson, Junior Warden ; Samuel Rose, Secretary ; 
B Bailey, Treasurer ; W A Merony, Senior Deacon ; S Bing- 
ham, Chaplain ; Alex Dcaver, Tyler. 

MEMBER'S. 

T J Bryan, P M, J PPritchard, S C Fitzgerald, A M Booe, 
N Dcaver, T M Young, S C Hancs, W R Sharp, S Rosebrough, 
W Smith, J W Wiseman, J W Clifford, I Ilolman, W Stonestreet, 
B Ijams, D Ijams, P Clay well, J Latham, C Anderson, John 
Taylor, R 0 Wiseman, S Taylor, H R Austin, D Hendren, W 
A James, A M Young, S W Naylor, D M Crenshaw, L R Rose, 
J Wellman, E Godby, Robert Rose, J W Baity, A A Harbin, 
W F McMahan, W E Booe, A B Holman, C Lain, M D Tra- 
villion, S W Little, P H Rich, J Gray, Thomas Chapman, J H 
Johnson, J A Kelly, J Smith, F D Home, Gr W Neely, G W 
Campbell, P F Merony, E A. 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

John Kelly, Wm B Wilson, William Baity, George Foster. 

Initiated 4, Passed 5, Raised 5, Withdrawn 1, Died 2, Resi- 
dents not members 4. — Whole No. 57. 

Regular meetings — third Friday Gf each and every month, 
and Tuesday of every Court week, and the 24th June, and the 
27tli of December. 

BLACK ROCK, No. 135, BRUNSWICK. 

OFFICERS. 

Joseph Green, Worshipful Master ; M C Turrentine, Senior 
Warden ; K K Council, Junior Warden ; D D Allen, Treasurer ; 
Joseph A Parker, Secretary ; J C Daniel, Senior Deacon ; J 0 
Brown, Junior Deacon ; ' F A Godley and W Westbrook, 
Stewards, G W Lennon, Chaplain, J H Allen, Tyler. 

M emse R s . 

J H Allen, J M Sikes, D D Allen, W II Allen, J A Parker, 
J 0 Daniel, J Green, D M Buie, C J Byrd, J W McCoy, M C 
Turrentine, J II Pritchett, R P Senon, D C Ames, K K Coun- 



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cil, W Westbrook, J J Bright, A Thompson, P Rourk, Jordan 
Wollard, J C Daniel, Rev J Browning, H L Lucas, J J Prid- 
gen, Rev G W Lennon, F A Godley, W B Lucas, J G Sewell, 
B B Long, W II Holland, John Nelson, T 0 Brown, C Thally, 
D T Montross, J M Pridgen, J T Melvin, Jas E Roberts, D 
Carrie, F C. 

Initiated 5, Passed 4, Raised 4, Withdrawn 3, Died 1, Resi- 
dent not member 1. — Whole No. 37. 

Regular Meetings — last Saturday in every month* 

LEAKSVILLE, No. 136, LEAKSVILLE. 

OFFICERS. 

Geo II Chaplin, Worshipful Master ; J W Burton, Senior 
W arden ; T Reynolds, Junior Warden ; J C Martin, Secretary ; 
S Hodgin, Treasurer ; D Field, Senior Deacon ; J Strong, 
Junior Deacon ; Thos Field, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

0 Calhoun,R Lampkins,G W Martin, E T Broadnax,D Grant, 
P D Hopper, W M Harrison, W Norman, E S Stegall, Hugh 
Willis, W L Binford, T Coleman, H Dillard, J P Dillard, H 
Marshall, II J Short, D Arney, Wm H Robertson, £r John W 
May, Dr R Robinson, A J Ray, C Norman, 0 Dillard, Thomas 
Hamlin, jr, Wm A Sheffield. 

Initiated 7, Passed 6, Raised 6, Admitted 1, Withdrawn 2, 
Resident not member 1. — Whole No. 29. 

LINCOLN, No. 137, LINCOLNTON. 

OFFICERS. 

J T Alexander, Worshipful Master ; Middleton King, Senior 
Warden ; J A Setton, Junior Warden ; Thos R Shuford, Secre- 
tary ; L Farrier, Treasurer ; Z A Moss, Junior Deacon ; J A 
Caldwell, Senior Deacon ; John Delter, Tyler ; Rev H Asbury, 
Chaplain. 

MEMBERS. 

A W Burton, T W Bradburn, L Woodford, J Q Carpenter, 
Robt Williamson, L P Henderson, W J Hoke, E S Barret, E 



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Edwards, A W Delter, George Marsteller, Thos W Robinson, 
R S Proctor, Dr. Wm Sloan, R F Sloan, D A Jenkins, J F 
Fite, L B Gaston, B F Briggs, M J Aydlott, A J Hause, J F 
Hause, Ovel Jenks, Wm Jenks, Dr J W Richardson, Wm E 
Rose, Decatur Stowe. 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Rev S Lander, Wm Lander, Wm R Edwards, B Shipp, J B 

Harry, D A Lowe, Rev H H Durant, Thomas Williamson, 

Schorb. 

Initiated 5, Passed 5, Raised 4, Withdrawn 2, Residents not 
members 9 — Whole No. 36. 

KING SOLOMON, No. 138, NEW HANOVER. 

OFFICERS. 

F H Bell, Worshipful Master ; H A Bagg, Senior Warden ; 
Wm S Larkins, Junior Warden, J P Moore, Secretary ; M T 
Croom, Treasurer ; J D Moore, Senior Deacon ; G J Moore, 
Junior Deacon ; D W Mott, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

T 0 Rooks, J B Pigford, R L Bordeaux, A M Lamb, W 
Rabtsych, G Alderman, J H Murphy, WH Moore, J A Mclnnis, 
J H Lee, W W Wain, W S Pridgen, J Collins, J E Ward, T 
J Pigford, J Eakins, S B Risembark, S H Bell, J F Moore, W 
T Newell, C Bennerman, T W Devane, W F Jones, D R Wal- 
lace, J E Rabtsych, W Harris, J Jones, M C Collins, J D 
Powers, L Croom, T J Pridgen, J Moore, D E Beatty, J Gar- 
son, J W Andrews, S S Satchwell, J Caston, C W Murphy, R 
W Collins, W C Mott, W G Barton, J R Hanes, J L Moore, 
A Small, H G Barnhill, A J Hawley, A M Colven, G Taylor, 
J F Sampson, C Henry, A J Mott, L F Carr, S Caston, W A 
Lamb.— Whole No. 49. 

Initiated 16, Passed 15, Raised 13, Suspended 1, Admitted 
16, Withdrawn 8, Residents not members 5. 

MOUNT ENERGY, No. 140, GRANVILLE COUNTY. 

OFFICERS. 

B F Bullock, Worshipful Master ; Hattsville Freeman, Senior 



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Warden ; L Smith, Junior Warden ; J B Green, Treasurer ; N 
E Cannady, Secretary ; W N Harris, Senior Deacon ; Weldon 
E Bullock, Junior Deacon ; H Smith, Tyler. 

5IEMBERS. 

Edward Bullock, Irvin Morgan, George C Compton, L H 
Bullock, J D Bullock, W H Lyon, William Horner, J P Adams, 
William Green, Barzelia Jeffreys, Wm E Bullock, D C White, 
Jeremiah Ester, j R Walker, R C Freeman, R 0 Bobbit, J Y 
Smith, E E Lyon, Bedfork Yaugn, Isham Kittle, Willis Jeffreys, 
J P Hester, P P Bullock, G ^Y Allen, W F Compton, V/ N 
Harriss, W S Hester, John Moss, E Dalby, L T Smith, Joseph 
Moss. 

Initiated 10, Passed 11, Raised 10, Withdrawn 1 — Whole 
No. 39. 

CAROLINA, No. 141, ANSON. 

OFFICERS. 

William K Blake. Worshipful Master ; S W Cole, Senior 
Warden ; Robert L Steele, Junior Warden ; Joseph F Dunlap, 
Treasurer ; William A Mendenhall, Secretary ; Dr William S 
Kendall, Senior Deacon ; Frank A Clark, Junior Deacon ; Dr 
J B Cottrell and William Little, Stewards ; George A Smith,- 
Tyler. 

M EMBE R S . 

G Dunlap, Dr J S Kendall, J S Turner, G D Boggan, B F 
Ingram, J White, J Medley, J Ingram, A Crump, Y S Garrett f 
D B McSween, C Watkins, L D Clark, G B Threadgill, R J 
McDonald, J E Bonnoitt, T J Ingram, J B Gillis, R Crump, W 
Carter, II C Collier, G M Ballard, Jos J Wright, Walter L 
Steele, Wm C W atkins, Joel Tyson, jr, H W Dcberry, Jas W 
Henly, R H Burns, Wm Y Hatcher, T E Crowson, J F Watkins, 
Philip Gathings, J N Wimberly. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Thomas F Garret.— Whole No. 45. 

Initiated 5, Passed 5, Raised 5, Died o, Withdrawn 3, Ex- 
pelled 1, Rejected 1. 

Regular meetings — first Friday evening after each and every 
full moon. 



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CANE CREEK, No. 142, CANE CREEK. 

OFFICERS. 

Nathan Stout, Worshipful Master ; Zeno Johnson, Senior 
Warden ; John M Stout, Junior Warden ; Malcom Murchison, 
Treasurer ; Joseph F Stone, Secretary ; II 0 Durham, Senior 
Deacon; Wm Terry, Junior Deacon; Calvin Workman, Wm 
Thompson, Stewards ; Wm W orkman, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Simon Allen, D II Albright, John Terry, Jas W Culberson, 
Joseph Stout, Sam'l J Carter, James T Jones, Levi B Branson, 
Joseph Allen, Job Stuart, Allen Edwards, Joseph C Bradshaw, 
Joseph Hinson, Moses Pike, Lewis Albright, Jas R McPherson, 
James Sheridan, Henry Stout, Berry Davidson, A T Glenn; 
Aaron Henson, Ira Hinshaw, Martin Staley, A J Perry, Wm 
Patterson, Shubal Evans, Jonathan Thompson, Ritchie Rich- 
ardson, John Lowe, James Griffin, George W Coble, John H 
Stout, James J McPherson, Williamson F Vestal, Murchison 
Hinshaw, Wm D Holt, Jackson Norwood, Anderson Lowe, Wm 
G Murchison, Solomon W ay, Charles A Brewers, Algernon 
Lindsay. 

Initiated 11, Passed 12, Raised 13— Whole,No. 52. 
The time of holding our regular communications is the first 
Saturday night in every month. 

MOUNT VERNON, No. 143, CHATHAM. 

OFFICERS. 

James F Rives, Worshipful Master, Joab H Bray, Senior 
Warden ; John Straughn, Junior "Warden ; Alfred Y Phillips, 
Secretary ; Tyson Johnson, Treasurer ; John A Brooks, Senior 
Deacon ; James E Page, Junior Deacon ; Wm H Brooks, Tyler 
and Steward. 

MEMBERS. 

E B Emerson, A D Headen, J B Adcock, N G Adcock, B W 
Smith, J Beal, B Tolly, 'H C Luther, Wm H Brooks, Wm M 
Tolly, W J Page, W S Webster, A P Adcock, Z A Boroughs, 
W T Brantley, E F Tambert, A Brewer, H Gillum, J Tilmon, 
N W Craven, J A Tilmon, W H Watt, M Moffitt, E Phillips, 
A Brewer, J Tilmon ; J D Cheek, A S Dowel, L M Bray, Jas 



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Hughs, R B Paschal, W A Tolly, J S Bray, J Hughes. 

Initiated 9, Passed 9, Raised 10, Withdrawn 3. — Whole No. 
34. 

Regular meetings — third Saturday in each and every month. 
TAYLOR, No. 144, CHATHAM. 

OFFICERS. 

Isaac N Mann, Worshipful Master ; H C Horton, Senior 
Warden ; 0 S Hamlett, Junior Warden ; J B West, Senior 
Deacon ; S A Mann, Junior Deacon ; W S Norwood, Secretary; 
Wesley Mann, Treasurer ; Gaston Fooshee, Tyler j L B Farrar, 
Steward. 

MEMBERS. 

A B Horton, J J Baldwin, J J Fearington, T Winningham, 
N N Caudle, M McCulley, J TEubanks, T Fooshee, J Pearson, 
E P Fearington, C Stone, B Ward, E H Ward, J E Mann. 

Initiated 3, Passed 3, Raised 3, Died 2.— Whole No. 23. 

JUNALUSKEE, No. 145, FRANKLIN. 

OFFICERS. 

J T Siler, Worshipful Master ; Wm M Addingtorf, Senior 
Warden; H G Woodfin, Junior Warden; Leonidas F Siler, 
Secretary ; Jackson Johnson, Treasurer ; J B Cunningham, 
Senior Deacon ; G W J Moore, Junior Deacon ; S H Phillips, 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Thomas P Siler, John C Bryson, M R Slagle, Jno F Slaglc, 
David R Lowry, Stephen Munclay, Joab M Carson, E Dowdle, 
Lafayette Howard, Michael S Wikle, N S Jarrett, J F Parks, 
LeGrand S Robeson, Rev John C Hyden, Giles C Norton, Rev 
James R Long, R A Phillips, J W Dobson, S W Hill, A P 
Munday, John J Moore, T W Owen, John B Love. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

John M Lyle, Mankin. 

Initiated 4, Passed 2, Raised 2, Died 2, Residents not mem- 
bers 2— Whole No. 38. 



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CHEROKEE, 146, MURPHY. 

OFFICERS. 

Pleasant Henry, Worshipful Master; Felix Axly, Senior 
Warden ; C T Rogers, Junior Warden ; D F Ramsour, Trea- 
surer ; S G R Mount, Secretary ; S W Davidson, Senior Dea- 
con ; J H Alexander, Junior Deacon ; B S Brittain, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

J M Lyle, John A Robinson, J M Grant, J H Bryson, T A 
Hall, J Saunders, Wm P Holder, Silas Ledford, G W Hays, 
C Fair, Wm M Sanderson, M M Vance, J Baker, R B Chambers, 
Wm Manchester, D R Rogers, J W Waddle, G W Standridge, 
E D Howell, Rev C Elrod, Rev J Chambers, J Fain, sr, Robt 
Martin, J L Howell, A {T Davidson, 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

W W Welch, Thomas Witherspoon, Wm Marr, — — Headen, 
A H Johnson. Whole No. 38. 

PALMYRA, No, 147, AVERASBORO', 

OFFICE RS . 

Neill S Stewart, Worshipful Master ; James C Surles, Senior 
Warden ; A Parker, Junior Warden ; A Reaves, Secretary ; 
James A Johnson, Treasurer; A J Turlington, Senior Deacon; 
L Godwin, Junior Deacon ; John N Mcllvarey, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

D J McAllister, A S McNeill, A H M Luther, A B Horton, 
John Sugs, Wm B Surles, Isaac W Murphy, F Jernigan, M D 
Denning, Rev Wm Harris, W T Rhodes, K Barefoot, H A 
Williams, Wm Godwin, Allen Stricklin, Hiram Vickers. 

Initiated 5, Passed 6, Raised 6, Withdrawn 1. 

WILSON, No. 148, NEW INSTITUTE, 

OFFICERS. 

B Clegg, Worshipful Master; J M Love, Senior Warden; 
W J Vestal, Junior Warden ; John W F Weaver, Senior Dea- 
con ; R L Weaver, Junior Deacon; P Tomlin, Secretary; J L 
Nesbitt, Treasurer ; A Rhyne, Tyler ; Q Holton, Chaplain, 



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114 CHLA1F9 L0BSB PftOCBSDHffM. 

MEMBERS. 

T A Barber, J L Blackwell, R H Summers, Win A Journey, 

J A OlayweM, R T Campbell, J D Gnnn, G W Weaver, N D 
lin, 0 R Jones, J W Jones, G W Howell, N J Spillman, R 
Pi-iehard, E A, W L VanEaton, H P Wesick, E A, W H A 
Speer, S Lander, jr. 

Initiated 5, Passed 3, Raised 3, Withdrawn 2.— Whole No. 

Regular meeting — first Friday in each and every month, and 
on the 27th of June and on the 27th of December. 

AD OMR AM, No. 149, YOUNG'S >< ROADS. 

OFFICERS. 

James*!! Strum, Worshipful Master ; D S Wilkerson, Senior 

?, Junior Warden ; L B Stone, Treasurer ; 

Wis ba;m:v 3 ^<-c: ei iuy : V W Young, Senior Deacon ; A J 
Q|andlerJ Junior Deacon ; JB Eitixson, Tyler ; T J Pitiard -.and 
G W Pittard, Steward- ; J E Montague, Chaplain' 

R D Puryear, J C Garner, J H White, Rev J E Mallett, H 
Puryear, S Beasley, jr, Win E Royster, Yv r m Satterwhite, Y 
McMontague, S H Holloway, J M Satterwhite, H F Ezell, R 
T Beasley, J R Hart,— Whole No. 25. 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Dr Jas Young, Hugh McCadden. 

Initiated 1, Passed 2, Raised 2, Withdrawn 2, Died 1, Resi- 
dent not members 2. 

PEE DEE, No. 150, ALBEMARLE. 

OFFICERS. 

G J Allen, Worshipful Master ; M T Waddill, Senior War- 
5 K Allen, Junior Warden ; J S Turner, Secretary ; R 
M an :er, Treasurer ; W H Smith, Senior Deacon ; W H Steed, 
Junior Deacon ; W Allen, Tyler, 

MEMBERS. 

P W Wooley, J 0 Ross, T B Haskill, R J Mebane, R S 



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Melton, H H Melton, Davidson Hearne, J F Stone, Alfred 
Handle, Jacob Sharckle, R M Allen, R M Wall, S M Tomlinson, 
Elias Markes, John Randle, James Harward, Albert Lilly. 

MOUNT AIRY, No. 155, MOUNT AIRY. 

OFFICERS. 

Jno Banner, Worshipful Master; J C Norman, Senior War- 
den ; Elisha Banner, Junior Warden ; Wm M Banner, Treasu- 
rer ; J Hollihsworth, Secretary ; E H Banner, Senior Deacon; 
M Fleming, Junior Deacon ; Enos Morse, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

M Foy, P M., J T Conley, 0 L Banner, P C Jurney, W G 
Gibson, W R Loville, Wm M Moore. 

ARCHER, No,. 157, CREACHVILLE. 

OFFICERS. 

S P Horton, Worshipful Master ; Win T Robertson, , Senior 
Warden ; J W Lee, Junior Warden ; B C Richardson, Secre- 
tary ; B O'Neal, Treasurer ; E A Bryan, Senior Deacon ; A G 
Lee, Junior Deacon ; W J Smith, Tyler. . 

MEMBERS. 

J W Pearce, W H O'Neal, A W Richardson, L Batten, H 
O'Neal,^ H Hayles, P P Medlin, N Batten, J H Whitley, N Q 
Whitley, E D Whitley, S O'Neal. 

Initiated 7, Parsed 7, Raised 6, Dead 1, Rejected 2. 

SHALLOW FORD, No. , SHALLOW FORD. 

OFFICERS, 

Alfred Isely, Worshipful Master; T R Sampson, Senior 
Warden ; A G Fonville, Junior W arden ; Jno Ireland, Treasu- 
rer ; C H Faucett, Secretary ; Jas Sullivan, Senior Deacon ; 
G H Garrison, Junior Deacon ; G S Holt, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Jacob Hurdle, Samuel Ireland, Tilman Ireland, Lewis R 
Isely, H H Hurdle, James M Sutton. 

Initiated 4, Passed 4, Raised 4 — Whole No. 14 



AGENT'S REPORT. 



To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge 

of the State of North Carolina : 
Your Agent, with the consent of the Board of Trustees, has 
been operating for the benefit of St. John's College upon the 
following plan. That, in consideration of the Agent's giving 
publicity to the Houses contracting, and recommending them 
to the favorable notice of the craft throughout the State, they 
have subscribed the sums annexed to their names : 
PETERSBURG, VA. 



Messrs. Drummond & Wyche, Shoe House, "$50 00 

" Dunn & Spencer, Hardware, 50 00 

Allen P. Lee, Sadler, 10 00 

K. W. Harrison, Hat Store, 15 00 

" B. P. Harrison, Coach Maker, 10 00 

" Charles Lumsden, Silver Smith, 25 00 

11 Kerr & Marbry, Queens Ware, 50 00 

, " S. Marks & Son, Confectioners, 30 00 

E. P.Nash, Piano Store, 25 00 
" A. S. Shafer, Clothing Store, 50 00 
" K. S. Thompson & Co., Tinners, 15 00 
" "Wills, Lea & Brownly, Grocers and Commissioners) 100 00 
" Zimmer & Simonson, Farming Tools, 10 00 
" Todd & Christian, Druggist, 50 00 
•« Paul & Mcllwain, Dry Goods, 100 00 

F. A. & B. H. Ford, Leather House, 10 00 



$600 00 

BALTIMORE. 

Messrs. Fittsgerald & Magruder, Hardware, 100 00 

Ball, Criss & Co., Dry Goods, 200 00 

Frick & Ball, Tobacconists, 25 00 

" Straus, Adler &Hartman, Clothing House, 50 00 

" Cobb & Stickney, Silk House; 50 00 

" Cushing & Bailey, Book Store, • 50 00 

" S. M. Warner & Co., Shoe " 100 00 

" Armstrong & Cator, Straw " 25 00 

Smith & Cock, Fancy " 50 00 

" Smith & Atkinson, Druggists, 50 00 

" James Wilson & Co., Grocers, 50 00 



$1,350 00 



11S 



fcRA^D L0D&3 PROCEEDINGS. 



PHILADELPHIA. 
Messrs. Cooper, Lippincotr, Coffin & Co., Dry Goods, 



Hays & Zell, 
Dale, Ross & Withers, 
Moore & Henzey, 
Wright, Pike & Co., 
Peter T. Wright & Co., 
Read & Brothers, 
Schafer & Roberts, 
Cowell & Co., 
Conrad, Thompson & Co. 



Book Store, 
Silk House, 
Hardware, 
Queensware, 
Druggist, 
Clothing House, 
Fancy House, 
Hat Store, 
Shoe House, 



NEW YORK. 

Messrs. Thomas & Fuller, Druggists, 

" Mallett & Paulmier, Grocers, 

" Cameron & Edwards, Silk House, 

" Gage, Sloan & Dater, Dry Goods, 

" Browning, Steward & Allen, Shoe House, 



NORFOLK, VA. 

Messrs. W. II. Addington, Shoe House, 

" J. M. Freeman & Son, 
" Anderson & Reynolds, 
" M. A. Santos & Son, 
King & Toy, 
Peter W. Hinton, 
" Allen, Rose & Caps, 



Jewelers, 
Grocers, 



Druggists, 



W. B. Cain, 



Travel Expenses, &c, 
Salary, 



Paid toR. W. Lassiter, 
Amount not paid, 

" in hand of Agent, 



Commission Merchant, 
Hardware, 
Hotel Keeper, 



200 00 

50 00 
200 00 
100 00 
50 00 
50 00 
200 CO 
50 00 
50 00 
100 00 

$2,400 00 



100 00 
100 00 
225 00 
250 00 
200 00 

$3,275 00 



$25 00 
25 00 
25 00 
20 00 
20 00 
50 00 
50 00 
25 00 



$3,515 00 

257 75 

600 00 757 75 
$2,757 25 

1,000 00 
915 00 

842 25 $2 757 25 



Note by the Pe inter.— A variety of causes which h« 
could neither foresee nor prevent, and which he deplored as 
much as any one, has caused the long delay in the appearance 
of the Proceedings.